Fourmaux will be able to show himself

Fourmaux will be able to show himself

The British team M-Sport announced that French driver Adrien Fourmaux (28 years old) would be rewarded for his efforts with a start at the Rally of Japan, replacing his compatriot Pierre-Louis Loubet. A great opportunity to show what he can do behind the wheel of a Rallye1.

Currently third in the manufacturers’ standings, behind big names Toyota and Hyundai, the M-Sport team has won two victories this season, thanks to Ott Tänak in Sweden and Chile. But the Estonian driver will leave next season, to find Hyundai. In the meantime, the British team will change its plans for the last rally of the season, in Japan from November 16 to 19, by starting Adrien Fourmaux alongside Tänak, in place of another French driver, Pierre-Louis Loubet , currently eleventh in the ranking after having signed four Top 10s this season.

« After winning the 2023 British title and contributing to the development of the Fiesta Rally2, we will reward Adrien Fourmaux with a participation in Rally Japan in a Puma Hybrid Rally1. Adrien and Alex (Alexandre Coria, his co-driver, editor’s note) will have to be well adapted to the narrow and technical tarmac roads that the event presents, and we can’t wait to see how they can behave again in the Rally1 cars. The French duo will replace Pierre Louis-Loubet. After the Greece Rally, Pierre and the team jointly decided that the Central Europe Rally (next week, editor’s note) would be his last rally of the season. This extended break will allow Pierre to fully concentrate on putting in place everything necessary to ensure his presence in Monte-Carlo for the start of the 2024 season.”

Fourmaux reigned over the British championship

We have to go back to October 2022, in Spain, to see Adrien Fourmaux behind the wheel of a Rally1. The native of the North occupies sixth place in the WRC2 championship this season, having notably finished eleventh in Chile and twelfth in Croatia. At the same time, he took part in the British Rally Championship, which he won hands down, winning five races out of six (the last one is scheduled for next week). In Japan, he will have a great opportunity to show M-Sport that he could be an interesting option for next year, the team still not having named its drivers for 2024.

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