Having amassed eight podium finishes throughout the course of the 12 rounds to date, the UK-based team will be determined to add to that tally next week.
A fantastic weekend for M-Sport was rounded off with victory for the all-new Ford Fiesta R5 in the WRC 2 class.
Deep in the Finnish forests, today’s action saw a return of the types of stages which make this event so iconic.
Qatar World Rally Team’s Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul delivered their second podium of the year.
Qatar M-Sport Team Principal Malcolm Wilson: “We have seen some impressive drives from our young crews this weekend with both Mads [Østberg] and Evgeny [Novikov] capable of challenging for the podium."
The Russian is within reach of his first World Rally Championship podium after a stellar performance today in his Qatar M-Sport Ford Fiesta.
Evgeny Novikov pockets two stage wins, and Juho Hänninen earns his first in the Ford Fiesta on the second day of the World Rally Championship's season opener in Monaco.