There is always a Kerry connection: Gus Greensmith’s new co-driver

M-Sport ford has confirmed that Gus Greensmith will remain with the squad for the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)

He will join Craig Breen and Paul Nagle who have already been confirmed as the team’s lead crew for next season

They will drive the all-new M-Sport Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1 beginning with January’s Monte Carlo Rally

Greensmith is in Monza this weekend where he is tackling the final round of the 2021 WRC in the final event for the current era of World Rally Cars.

He is joined on the Italian event by his new co-driver, Swede Jonas Anderson, following Chris Patterson retirement form the sport last month.

The idea of getting the new co-driver in before the end of the season was to give the all-new crew time to gel ahead of the 2022 season.

Anderson is best known for his work alongside his fellow countrymen like Per-Gunnar Andersson and Pontus Tidemand.

He has also worked with Norwegians Mads Østberg and more recently Ole ChristianVeiby.

In fact he has been codriving for Scandinavian drivers exclusively since 2007, a year when he worked with Briton James Wozencraft and Northern Ireland’s Kris Meeke.

Back 14 years ago he contested Rally Germany alongside Wozencraft in August of that year in a Suzuki Swift Super 1600.

In May the same year, he won the Rally of the Lakes alongside Kris Meeke in a Subaru Impreza WRC.

So, until Thursday night’s shakedown stage, Anderson had not called notes in English in a World Rally Car since he tackled the classic Kerry event back in 2007!

There is always a Kerry connection.


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