The 26-year-old driver only approached the Jyväskylä-based event for the second time and was happy to deliver his Ford Fiesta World Rally Car to the finish in seventh without any incident – despite a monster jump of almost 70 yards to the end of the closing Wolf Power Stage.
Fourmaux said his first attempt in the Finnish WRC round in a four-wheel drive was to experience one of the most specialized events of the season. It was mission accomplished according to the Frenchman, who followed his English teammate Gus Greensmith home.
“It was a huge rally for me,” he told WRC.com. “Two years ago I came here and was driving a Rally4 car – now I’m in a World Rally Car! I knew I had to do a lot of experience. I had to get to the end without error and I did.
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“Honestly, every corner taught me a lesson. With each step that I came out of, I knew more and I understood more. It is true that it is [the time difference] a little frustrating, but I’m a competitor and I don’t like to lose. This rally was the most different from the others.
Asked about this jump on the Ruuhimäki Wolf Power Stage, he said: “It was a good jump. I don’t know about the record, but it was flying almost 70 meters. Inside the car everything was fine, steering well – maybe it looked more dramatic from the outside.