Greensmith leads the way in WRC 2 Pro

Greensmith leads the way in WRC 2 Pro

25.01.2019: M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Gus Greensmith and Elliott Edmondson continue to hold a commanding lead in the WRC 2 Pro category with their EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta R5. Thanks to an inspired drive throughout the day, the British pairing have al

M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Gus Greensmith and Elliott Edmondson continue to hold a commanding lead in the WRC 2 Pro category with their EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta R5.




Thanks to an inspired drive throughout the day, the British pairing have also taken control at the head of the RC2 class – outperforming a number of local drivers on what is Greensmith’s first taste of this legendary event with four-wheel-drive machinery.
 



Gus Greensmith (1st WRC 2 Pro and 1st RC2) said:


 
“We had a bit of a tricky morning with some overheating issues which meant that we couldn’t always run in full stage mode. We lost a bit of time there, but we were still able to reduce the gap to class-leader Bonato.
 


“This afternoon we decided to take quite a risky tyre choice with four slick and two snow tyres. We knew we would lose time on the first stage [SS6] and we lost 22 seconds to Bonato in there. But on the next one [SS7] we were able to take back 36 seconds, and on the last one [SS8] we pulled back 29 which means that we now have a six second class lead going into tomorrow.
 


“The car feels really good, I feel really good, and we just need to keep doing the same thing tomorrow.”




Team Principal, Richard Millener, said:
 

“Gus has had another really strong day. He wasn’t shy about making a risky tyre choice this afternoon and made it work to his advantage – maintaining the WRC 2 Pro lead but also taking the RC2 lead. This is such a tricky event, and he’s proving that he has what it takes to fight for the top results this weekend. He just needs to continue what he’s doing so far.”




     



Anna Louise Rudd- photos M-Sport

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