M-Sport nonetheless negotiates 2023 seats

M-Sport nonetheless negotiates 2023 seats

Monday | Nov 21, 2022

M-Sport Ford group chief Wealthy Millener mentioned the group continues to be in talks with quite a lot of drivers for subsequent season.

Craig Breen’s departure from the UK-based group – and his subsequent return to Hyundai – was confirmed final week, however there was no speedy information from Millener and M-Sport.

“We’ve got time,” mentioned Millener. “Submissions for Monte will shut on December 16 – that offers us a month to kind issues out. I imagine we may have information earlier than then.

“It sounds cliché, however actually we’re speaking to folks about subsequent yr. There are nonetheless a whole lot of potentialities. In fact, we’re speaking to Gus [Greensmith] and Pierre-Louis [Loubet] – these two have had a profitable 2022 season with us and we’d like to proceed working with them.”

Loubet has impressed on this season’s part-time marketing campaign

Millener won’t be swayed by the hypothesis surrounding Ott Tänak’s return to M-Sport, aside from admitting that the Estonian participant’s title is among the many discussions.

“Like I mentioned, we’re speaking to folks,” says Millener. “That features [Tänak] and Seb [Loeb]. We’re assured we now have a aggressive Ford Puma Rally1 Hybrid and we all know what we will do subsequent season.

“Working with Séb is likely one of the highlights of 2022 – as you may think about, profitable in Monte Carlo is a particular solution to begin a brand new era of hybrids.

“Let’s have a look at what the following 4 weeks convey.”

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