Gus Greensmith has parted ways with M-Sport and will not compete with the team in next year’s World Rally Championship.
He joined the team eight years ago, achieving a best result of fourth on Rally Kenya in 2021.
Unfortunately, Greensmith couldn’t replicate that level of form consistently, and although this year got off to a solid start with two fifth place finishes on the opening two rounds, including his first ever stage victory on Monte Carlo Rally, the second half was littered with several retirements and crashes.
Greensmith has not confirmed whether he will be continuing with a full season in WRC next year, although shortly after the announcement he took to Twitter to confirm that his 2023 program will be revealed in due course.
DirtFish understands that he had been exploring an opportunity to drive the customer GR Yaris Rally1 car Toyota now has available after Takamoto Katsuta was promoted to the works team for 2023, although it is believed it’s becoming increasingly unlikely it will become a reality.
It also means that with Sébastien Loeb having confirmed he will not participate on next month’s Monte Carlo Rally, M-Sport will likely field only three cars, with Ott Tänak , Pierre-Louis Loubet and Jourdan Serderidis.
At this time, it’s not understood whether or not Serderidis will be scoring points for M-Sport on Monte.