Millener dismisses speculation M-Sport will miss Monte Carlo

Team principal reaffirms M-Sport's plans for the first WRC round as travel becomes more difficult


M-Sport Ford World Rally Team principal Richard Millener has dismissed speculation that the British team could be forced out of this month’s Monte Carlo Rally due to the logistical complications of getting to France.

The Cumbrian squad and all World Rally Championship stakeholders – including the event organizer Automobile Club de Monaco – are working to put the required paperwork in place for M-Sport to begin mobilizing towards the Gap service park in a week’s time.

Talking about media speculation of a no-show for the factory Ford Fiesta WRCs, Millener told DirtFish:

“I’d like to know where these people get their information from, I really would. We have communicated our plans for the Monte Carlo Rally, with Gus Greensmith and Teemu Suninen running Fiesta WRCs and Adrien Fourmaux in a Fiesta Rally2. Nothing has changed.

“It’s no secret that it’s more complicated than usual to travel to France from Britain, partly because of COVID-19 restrictions and partly because of recently introduced border regulations following Britain’s exit from the European Union. We are, as I have said on numerous occasions, working our way through these challenges and we expect to see you in Gap for the first round of the season.

“Rumours of us not attending the event are, quite simply, wrong.”