"M-Sport and Qatar took Nicolas and I under their wing"
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.
Local star hoping to shine on refreshed Wales Rally GB.
Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul secured the runner-up spot for the third event in succession and strengthened their hold on second position in the championship’s driver and co-driver standings.
Best ever results for Neuville and Qatar.
Like most of their competitors, the M-Sport Ford Fiesta drivers had a rough day in Rally Italia Sardegna.
Nasser Al-Attiyah, forced to miss the seventh round of the FIA WRC due to commitments in Qatar, offered his Ford Fiesta RS to Elfyn Evans.
Both Thierry Neuville and Elfyn Evans were forced to retire for the day.
In the Qatar World Rally Team squad, Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul encountered somewhat better fortune as they continued to grow in both speed and confidence.