2022-02-23 18:24Nyheter

Craig Breen and M-Sport Ford ready for Rally Sweden

M-Sport Ford-trio Craig Breen, Gus Greensmith, and Adrien Fourmaux look forward to Shakedown kicking off the Rally Sweden on Thursday in their Puma Rally 1. 

Craig Breen finished third in the opening round in Monte Carlo. With teammate Sebastien Loeb not driving the Rally Sweden, the Irish Breen is now the most experienced driver in the team. But he doesn't feel any more pressure in his hybrid-powered Ford Puma. 

- I Can't feel any more pressure than I had in Monte, Breen says. I can't wait to get going and enjoy the rally. We will give it our best shot to score good points and put us in a good position for Croatia, Breen says.

He describes the upcoming Rally Sweden as a super-fast rally. 

- It's the fastest rally ever done. It's very fast, very straight, not so many crests or jumps, but where it's narrow it's really narrow and also bumpy. But for sure it's going to be the fastest average speed ever.   

Gus Greensmith won his first stage ever in the WRC premiere in Monte Carlo. Rally Sweden is a different challenge, especially for Gus, who has limited experience of winter rallies. Last week the 25-year-old English driver competed in a rally in Norway, in a Ford Fiesta Rally2, to gain more experience on snow and ice. He can also learn a lot from his co-driver, the Swede Jonas Andersson. 

- I've only done three winter rally in my career, so this will be a different challenge. Jonas pointed out a couple of things that I can improve after Norway, so his experience is important. This will also be the first on the loose surface (with the new hybrid cars). Of course, I'm aiming for a good result, but he says we have to see what happens, Greensmith says. 

French Adrien Fourmaux is ready to start again after the crash in Monte Carlo. 

- Its really nice conditions, so it looks to be an interesting rally.

Om Rally Sweden

Rally Sweden är en av 13 deltävlingar i WRC, världsmästerskapen i rally, och det enda utpräglade vinterrallyt. Det är Sveriges största årligen återkommande evenemang med över 100 000 åskådare under fyra dagar och närmare 120 miljoner tv-tittare runt hela världen! Tävlingarna avgörs för första gången i år i Umeå i Västerbotten. Tävlingen har körts sedan 1950 och varit vinterrally sedan 1965. Rally Sweden är känt som en vinterfestival, där publiken kommer förare, bilar och tävlingarna riktigt nära – Closer to Rally.


VD Svenska Rallyt AB
Anna Nordkvist
Communication Rally Sweden
Niklas Westman

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