Rally: Thierry Neuville promises to continue pushing for M-Sport in Wales Rally GB

From WRC.com

Thierry Neuville has reassured M-Sport that his decision to join Hyundai next year will not distract him from his goals on the upcoming Wales Rally GB.

November’s season closing Rally GB will be the last outing in an M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS for Neuville, who has signed a multi-year deal to become Hyundai’s lead driver from 2014. 

After confirming his departure, Neuville was quick to offer his thanks to M-Sport for a season during which he has scored six podium finishes, and to reaffirm his goal of securing runner-up spot in the drivers’ championship.

Thierry Neuville, M-Sport, Ford Fiesta RS WRC, Nicolas Gilsoul

Nicolas Gilsoul, Thierry Neuville (Photo: M-Sport)

“It has been a fantastic year in 2013 as we have achieved more than hoped for at the start of the year,” he said.

“I would like to thank all of the team who have done a great job – the car has been great with no problems for 12 rallies – but the story is not finished yet. We have a chance to finish second in the drivers’ championship and we will put all our attention on this goal next week at Wales Rally GB.”

Despite the disappointment of losing Neuville, M-Sport managing director, Malcolm Wilson displays confidence about the upcoming season.

“M-Sport has a strong history of developing drivers in the WRC and we look forward to announcing our 2014 programme in the near future,” he said.

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