With the support of Austrian group Red Bull, French driver Adrien Fourmaux and his Belgian co-driver Romain Jamoul will make their WRC debut at Rally Croatia with Ford M-Sport team.
Sébastien Ogier’s succession is getting ready. While the Korean Hyundai team trusts Pierre-Louis Loubet, another young French push will soon make its debut in the world rally championship. While the Ford M-Sport team had already confirmed their intention to give Adrien Fourmaux and his Belgian co-driver Romain Jamoul a chance during the 2021 WRC season, the 25-year-old driver’s debut date is now fixed. Scheduled for April 22 to 25, the Croatia rally will see Adrien Fourmaux make his first laps in the premier category of the world rally with heavy support, that of the Austrian energy drink firm Red Bull.
” Adrien Fourmaux and Renaud Jamoul are two of the most involved people I have worked with, and it’s great to now see this talent and hard work being rewarded with the support of Red Bull, a truly iconic motorsport brand, and as insightful as Malcolm Wilson in spotting the potential of drivers. », Said Richard Millener, director of the Ford M-Sport team in comments collected by the British magazine Autosport. Second in the Monte-Carlo Rally in the WRC2 category, in which he will take part next weekend in the Arctic Rally in Finland, Adrien Fourmaux will be Sébastien Ogier’s successor in the British team.
” I am very excited to move to WRC this year and follow the path of my heroes in rallying, the Frenchman told the British magazine Autosport. This season is extremely important to me, and the fact that M-Sport is not the only one to trust me, since Red Bull now also supports me, is both a source of humility and motivation. If he intends to achieve another top performance on Finnish ice and snow, Adrien Fourmaux is already looking far ahead, with the idea of convincing that he has his place in the WRC in the years to come. ” I am clearly focused on preparing for my debut in the WRC, which will be done in a brand new event, Rally Croatia., recalls the Habs. I intend this to be the first step in a long career at the highest level of world rallying. »With Pierre-Louis Loubet, who already has several WRC rallies to his credit, the French rally undoubtedly has a future at the highest level.