Fourmaux's goal to make the most of M-Sport's opportunity in Japan

Adrien Fourmaux says that his target is to exploit the chance that M-Sport Ford gave him for Rally Japan after his hard work during this season.

The Frenchman lost his seat at M-Sport Ford over Ott Tanak and Pierre-Louis Loubet this year, but the Malcolm Wilson's team offered him a WRC2 campaign in 2023 with the view of his gaining more experience and developing the Fiesta MKII Rally2. Indeed, he was very close to win Rally Italia Sardegna last June, but eventually Andreas Mikkelsen was the WRC2 winner there as Fourmaux slid wide in Powerstage and was not able to get to the finish line. However, his maiden WRC2 victory came at Central European Rally a couple weeks ago, but typically Nicolas Ciamin won this brand-new event due to the fact that Fourmaux's entry was not nominated. After his latest win and his becoming the first French who won the British Championship, M-Sport Ford decided to give a break to Loubet for Rally Japan, therefore Fourmaux will return back to the wheel of the Puma Rally1 on the final WRC round.

"We have been working hard all season and I discussed with the team about the chance of coming to Japan which I am very grateful for", Fourmaux said. 

"I spent a few days here already and this country is amazing. 

"It is my first time here and the people are so kind and respectful, and the culture is so interesting. 

"The aim for the rally is to make the most of this opportunity the team has given me. 

"It has been almost a year since I drove a Rally1 car so I need to be careful and ensure I finish every stage and get the most experience".

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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