Greensmith had been anticipated to retain his set with the Ford operation for what will likely be his third full-time marketing campaign in WRC’s prime tier, with affirmation arriving throughout shakedown for this weekend’s Rally Monza season finale.
The 24-year-old joins new signing Craig Breen as confirmed drivers to pilot M-Sport’s all-new Ford Puma, developed to contest the WRC’s new hybrid Rally1 laws to be launched subsequent yr.
Greensmith has loved 4 prime six outcomes this season together with a profession finest fourth in June’s Safari Rally.
“I’m actually excited to be part of the 2022 M-Sport Ford World Rally Crew as we head into the largest rule change in WRC historical past; the hybridised period,” mentioned Greensmith.
“I’ve been very pleased with my enhancements all year long and it means lots to be representing the staff going into 2022 the place plainly the blokes and women have achieved a unbelievable job at creating a really aggressive bundle.”
M-Sport staff principal Richard Millener has been impressed by Greensmith’s development over the past two seasons, labelling the Briton as a” key member” of the staff.
Gus Greensmith, Chris Patterson, M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC
Picture by: M-Sport
“We’re delighted to proceed our relationship with Gus as we put together to enter a brand new chapter with the hybrid vehicles.
“I’ve been working intently with Gus for quite a lot of years and adopted his progress intently,” mentioned Millener.
“For M-Sport, Gus is successfully a dwelling instance of M-Sport’s ‘Ladder of Alternative’, having used it to make speedy progress in a wide range of M-Sport autos to get to the highest stage.
“Since his World Rally Automobile debut in 2019, Gus has been a key member of our staff.
“He’s hungry for fulfillment and I’ve been notably impressed with the leaps he has made in growth and the consistency he has proven this season, regardless of his younger age.
“We’re extraordinarily excited to get the 2022 season underway and I am unable to wait to see what outcomes we will obtain with the Puma. I’ve little doubt that Gus, Craig, and the remainder of our 2022 line-up will do our followers proud.”
M-Sport’s third full-time Ford Puma WRC seat is anticipated to be crammed by Adrien Fourmaux, who has carried out a big a part of the event work on the brand new automobile.
The squad could find yourself fielding 4 vehicles in chosen occasions subsequent yr as talks are ongoing relating to a WRC comeback for nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb.