Fourmaux does not know his 2024 plans yet, but eyes on his Rally1 return

Adrien Fourmaux says that his desire is to compete at the top level of WRC next year and hopes that his wish will happen considering his latest success at Central European Rally.

The French driver lost his Rally1 seat at M-Sport Ford by Ott Tanak and Pierre-Louis Loubet, thus he had to compete in WRC2 class with the Fiesta MKII Rally2 in 2023. He was very close to take his maiden win in WRC2 at Rally Italia Sardegna last June, but he lost the control of his car in Powerstage due to the muddy conditions and was stucked on the side of the road, therefore the victory went to Andreas Mikkelsen. The Malcolm Wilson's team affirmed his entry as not nominated at Central European Rally, but he was the top driver on his class which means that he would be the CER winner under other circumstances. Apart from his WRC2 campaign, Fourmaux also took part in British Championship where he topped the drivers' standings and became the 2023 Champion in UK. As a result of these two facts, M-Sport Ford announced him to replace Loubet at Rally Japan in one week as the last one decided to end his Rally1 programme prematurely with one round remaining until the season finale.

"I would like to be doing Rally1 for sure next year", Fourmaux said.

"This was my main goal already at the start of the season to get back to Rally1 next year. 

"It is easier to say than it is to do but we will see. 

"Hopefully, this result at the Central European Rally will help that.

"There are many rumours and there are discussions but nothing in terms of plans yet.

"M-Sport is my home since 2020 and after some time in your career it is good to change but it is also good to stay, it depends what we can have next year, so I have no idea".


Photo Credits: M-Sport

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