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The 24-year-old will return to the top tier of the rally with the British team after a series of appearances in the Hyundai Customer Team 2C Competition from 2020 to 2021.

Ruvet’s last top flight WRC outing took place at the Acropolis Rally in Greece last September. Later, the entry to Rally Spain in October was withdrawn due to a broken hip in a car accident.

His best result so far is a pair of 7th place finishes achieved in Sardinia in 2020 and Estonia last year.

French programs include Portugal (May 19-22), Sardinia (June 2-5), Estonia (July 14-17), Finland (August 4-7), or TBC Round (August 4-7). 18-August 21), Greece (September 8-11), Spain (October 20-23).

Rubet is not a stranger to the M-Sports team after challenging the team’s WRC2 campaign in 2017 and before driving a privately owned Skoda to lift the WRC2 crown in 2019.

“It’s great to be part of the team this year,” said Rubet, who is not eligible to earn championship points for the manufacturer.

“The team performed in Monte Carlo. Puma looks like a beast. It’s really great. When you’re a driver, you want to get in the best car, you know I’m this season We want the best possible way to show your potential for what you need.

“It’s a very important season for me. With M-Sport, you get everything you need to do well.

“It’s a little dream come true. Every driver wants to drive the best car of his career. It’s happening now in the second full season of the WRC.”

Loubet has the best experience with customer 2C Hyundai and has the best finish in 7th place.

Photo: Romain Thuillier / Hyundai Motorsport

Rubet’s signature confirms that M-Sport will field at least four entries in most of the 13-round WRC calendar, with Craig Breen, Gus Greensmith, Adrien Fourmaux, and nine WRC champions. The season started in Monte Carlo Field Puma for a Sebastien Loeb. The person who won the opening round last month.

Italy’s Lorenzo Bertelli is confirmed to drive his fourth entry at Rally Sweden at the end of the month.

M-Sport continues to talk to secure robe service for further rounds of the season.. As the team continues to field four cars this season, the safari rally in June, the visit to New Zealand in September and the finale of the Japanese season in November will be the target events for Loeb.

Neither of these rallies collides with Robe’s other commitments at Extreme E or the World Rally-Raid Championships at Prodrive.

M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson says he has been impressed with the team since Rubet left the operation in 2017 and is eager for a way to drive Puma.

“Promotion and development of young talent has always been a central element of M-Sport’s WRC program, and Pierre, who joins us at the top level, is another example,” Wilson said.

“I’ve been in contact with him after the 2017 season and he’s been impressed a lot since then. Winning the 2019 WRC2 Championship was a particularly powerful achievement, from which I went directly to the WRC. Entering is a big step for him. In his steps.

“I’m watching his progress carefully throughout the year. We know what Puma can do and I’m sure we’ll see Pierre shining on these occasions.”

– Motorsports

M-Sport Signs Loubet 7 Round 2022 WRC Program

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