M-Sport Ford's main goal is to retain Fourmaux for 2025

The team principal of M-Sport Ford, Richard Millener, says that the No.1 priority of his team is to ensure that Adrien Fourmaux will sign a new contract with them for next season saying that he has got all the team working for him. 

The Frenchman is the leading driver of M-Sport Ford for this year after Ott Tanak's departure at the end of 2023 and was promoted to the Rally1 car again as he was dropped to WRC2 class a year ago. He claimed his maiden WRC podium in Sweden five months ago while he finished for a second event in a row on third place after the winter rally of the season. Despite the fact that he restarted under the regulations of SuperRally in Sardinia due to technical issues, he bounced back in Poland, where it was his first time competing there, and once again he finished at top three which means that he has appeared at the lowest place of the podium three times so far this season. Moreover, it must be mentioned that he was able to keep Elfyn Evans behind in Sweden on Saturday and to steal some valuable points for his WRC title bid while he took his first ever Powerstage win in Croatia. Finally, he is currently fifth on the championship with 91 points, just one point behind Sebastien Ogier, and will start fifth on the road at Rally Latvia which will be held next week.

"I’m sure he’s a man in demand already and our number one goal is to ensure that Adrien doesn’t leave the team because he’s an incredible talent and I think he doesn’t want to", Millener said.

"He’s very happy with the team; he’s got a lot of respect for Malcolm; he’s got the team working for him. 

"He’s built this team around him now and that’s where you get the most success.

"I think he enjoys being with us and at this stage in his career he enjoys the fight of being more of an underdog against the others. 

"He knows that if he goes to any other teams he’s got world champions to deal with and in M-Sport he can get what he wants.

"Anything he needs will come to him. 

"We treat the drivers fairly but he will get what he needs to do the job, and he’s clever enough to know that he shouldn’t underestimate that".

Source: DirtFish.com

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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