M-Sport Ford World Rally Team 2021

M-Sport has announced that Teemu Suninen, Gus Greensmith and Adrien Fourmaux will form the their Ford World Rally Team squad in 2021 as the Cumbrians continue to champion young talent with the ambition of a successful future in the FIA World Rally Championship. Backing three youngsters already on the books, the aim is to progress their development and see them follow in the footsteps of their predecessors - 2019 FIA World Rally Champion, Ott Tšnak, and 2020 FIA World Rally Championship runner-up, Elfyn Evans.

Continuing with compatriot co-driver Elliott Edmondson, Greensmith will contest his first full campaign with the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC and intends to make the most of his first complete season with the top-specification Fiesta. Securing three top-ten finishes as well as a career-best fifth place last year, the Brit will use the opportunity to further his progression and is already putting in the work ahead of the opening round at Rallye Monte-Carlo.

Joining Greensmith in a second Ford Fiesta WRC at the Monegasque event, Teemu Suninen will contest a partial programme this year. Parting ways with co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen who is tackling a new challenge away from the pace notes, the young Finn will be looking to put his previous experience to good use. A replacement co-driver is yet to be confirmed, but Suninen remains hungry for success and will target specific events where he will have an opportunity to challenge for the top results and showcase his speed and commitment behind the wheel.

Sharing the Ford Fiesta WRC with Suninen on selected events, Adrien Fourmaux will also contest a full WRC 2 campaign with the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta Rally2 - starting with the classic opener at Rallye Monte-Carlo. Continuing with Belgian co-driver Renaud Jamoul, the pairing are keen to continue their development with further experience in the FIA World Rally Championship's premier support series, as well as further opportunities at the sport's highest level.

M-Sport Ford's striking 2020 livery will also be carried forward to 2021, albeit with a few subtle changes. A new roof motif is prominent amongst these changes and extends the popular design with further flashes of blue. Greensmith and Suninen's Fiestas will both sport the Castrol-branded livery at Rallye Monte-Carlo, and a number of Pirelli logos have also been added - the Italian manufacturer becoming the official tyre supplier of the FIA World Rally Championship.

6th January, 2021