Munster to make the most of his 2023 experience for 2024

Gregoire Munster says that he learned so much during this season and is ready to use this experience on the next season.

The driver from Luxemburg had the chance compete in three different categories of World Rally Championship in 2023 including his participation at the top level with the Ford Puma Rally1. More specifically, he started his season with driving the Ford Fiesta in WRC2 and JWRC classes, but later Jourdan Serderidis and M-Sport Ford gave him the opportunity to make his Rally1 debut at Rally Chile where he finished 13th overall. Central European Rally was the next outing for him with the Puma and scored his best result in WRC by finishing in seventh place. He completed his season with Rally Japan where he was the representative driver for M-Sport Ford in WRC2 class, but he did not get to the finish line as he went off the road and was forced to retire. The Malcolm Wilson's team has not confirmed its next year's driver line-up yet, but it is speculated that Adrien Fourmaux will get behind the wheel of the Puma for all WRC events while Munster may have a mixed programme in WRC and WRC2. On the other hand, Pierre-Louis Loubet is trying to find the budget and the sponsors to continue competing at the top level despite the fact that M-Sport Ford hinted that he may have another season with them as their statement reported when they announced Fourmaux for Rally Japan earlier this month.

"We took a lot of experience this season", Munster said.

"Driving the Puma, we learned so much in the wet and dry conditions. 

"Coming to Japan, this was not the way we wanted the WRC season to end – but I am happy with the speed we were able to show.

"We came very close to the finish and to making a really good result for the team. 

"It’s a shame we couldn’t make it, but the team did a really good job with the Fiesta Rally2, the updates have been coming for the whole year and the cooling package was the last piece in Japan.

"It’s been an interesting year. 

"I want to thank Jourdan and, of course, to M-Sport for this year. Now we’re looking towards next year and building on this experience".


Photo Credits: M-Sport

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