Fourmaux's attitude "never give up" secured him a podium in WRC

Adrien Fourmaux is super happy with his first ever podium in World Rally Championship on the second only round of the season as his target was to finish at the top five in Sweden.

The Frenchman showed his maturity and his mentality during last weekend as he was able to defend his second place over Elfyn Evans on Saturday, but he dropped to third on Sunday. He took advantage over Takamoto Katsuta's, Ott Tanak's and Kalle Rovanpera's retirements and managed to keep Evans behind on the penultimate day of the rally scoring some valuable points for M-Sport Ford and for him. However, he had two close calls as he saw suddenly Tanak on the side of the road in Stage 4 while he almost crashed into Gregoire Munster's car in Stage 15 and was very lucky that he did not dig his Puma into the snow. The most remarkable thing is that the Malcolm Wilson's team decided to demote Fourmaux back in WRC2 class for 2023 as he did many mistakes at the top level in 2022, but they promoted him as the #1 leader driver of the team for this season. Finally, he is now third overall on the championship with 29 points and has left behind Sebastien Ogier and Ott Tanak for five and eight points respectively.

"It is really great", Fourmaux said. 

"It is only my fourth rally on snow so you can imagine I can be really proud of it.

"It is my first ever podium at the top level in the second rally of my Rally1 comeback so I am really pleased about it. 

"We are third in the championship, it is crazy.

"There is still a long way to go but for sure I am really pleased as we had many conditions with the snow, and sometimes we didn’t have a good road position, and to get to the podium after all that is fantastic.

"To be fair my target was P5 coming here and if I could finish there I would be happy, but to get to P2 on Saturday and then finish third it was great.

"It shows that if you never give up you can maybe get a podium one day. 

"If you believe in a dream, you just have to follow it and ignore people saying you cannot achieve it".


Photo Credits: M-Sport

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