M-Sport Ford team principal Richard Millener says talk of a Sébastien Loeb return to the squad is wide of the mark and not where the focus lies in 2024.
Loeb, who won the Monte Carlo Rally with the British squad in 2022, had been linked to a possible Ford Puma Rally1 Hybrid outing in Portugal, but Millener poured cold water on the speculation.
“Don’t get me wrong,” Millener told DirtFish, “working with a nine-time world champion is always something we’d be happy to do, but we have no plans for this at all. We’ve set our stall out for this season and the program is based very much around Adrien [Fourmaux] and Grégoire [Munster].”
M-Sport will run two factory Pumas through this year, with the only change to that plan coming if a customer wants to run a car alongside.