Adrien Fourmaux optimistic

Adrien Fourmaux optimistic

After a third podium this season at the Rally Poland, Adrien Fourmaux says he feels better and better. The idea of ​​going for a first victory in WRC is even starting to cross his mind.

Adrien Fourmaux has made it three. After taking third place in Sweden and then in Kenya, the French driver took another podium this Sunday in Poland, behind Kalle Rovanperä and Elfyn Evans. An event that the Ford M-Sport driver did not approach with maximum confidence, as he was competing in this rally for the first time.

“I am very happy because it was my first participation in this event,” he recalled in comments collected by the daily The team. I had to take all the notes during reconnaissance, I was discovering the terrain and I didn’t have a very good position on the road because I found myself third after Ott Tänak retired. » The native of Seclin, however, regrets a lack of performance when he had to cover a timed sector for the second time. “I didn’t manage to find the right settings to go fast on these ‘rails,’ he explained. I fumbled a bit, I have to gain in these conditions, we will work on this so that it doesn’t happen again. »

Fourmaux: “One day, it will smile!”

Despite everything, Adrien Fourmaux does not hide the fact that “it’s a great podium”, which does not have the same flavor as the two previous ones, he who knew how to attack from start to finish. “We’re having a great rally, we’re fifteen hundredths per kilometer behind Kalle Rovanperä, who won the rally, assured the Tricolore. I wouldn’t have believed it before, I was expecting double. We showed that we were there, it’s super positive. It’s the first time that I’ve set a really big pace over three days.” Beyond the settings tested on the simulator, Adrien Fourmaux assures that he has “found something” concerning the driving of his Ford Fiesta Rally1 but above all that he has “understood things” that he intends to exploit during the Latvia rally, on which all the drivers will start “from zero in terms of knowledge of the rally”. From there to believing in a first victory in WRC? Adrien Fourmaux does not want to rule it out. “I think so,” he answered this question. Friday, being third on the road we finish the day fourth, fourteen seconds behind the leader! One day, it will smile! We have to believe in it and I am starting to look at this first step.” To do this, the French driver will have to seize the opportunities when they present themselves.

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