Adrien Fourmaux Shines To Start The Season

February 22, 2024Joe Moore

Adrien Fourmaux has been one of the best drivers to start the 2024 WRC season. This has been a surprise. 

Fourmaux Surprises In Monte

Adrien Fourmaux kicked off the 2024 season with a top-five finish. The 2023 British Rally Champion was probably the biggest surprise of Rallye Monte-Carlo. Fourmaux showed a lot of growth during the season’s opening event. Fourmaux didn’t take home any stage wins, nor did any major drivers retire. Other than Fourmaux’s strong finishing position nothing really stood out about his run. It was a good start to the season nonetheless, and it showed what the 28-year-old is capable of. 

Shining In Sweden

In Fourmaux’s second full event back at the top level he achieved his first-ever career podium. This comes as a slight surprise. A lot of people, myself included, predicted one of Fourmaux or Munster would podium this season. However, nobody realistically expected it at the second event of the season, Rally Sweden. Fourmaux sat second overall at the end of the third day. However, the French star quickly fell to third overall. As he decided to lay off and relax a bit on the third day. Taking no risks to ensure he finished on the podium. Fourmaux showed a lot of maturity on the final two days of the event. This is a completely different Fourmaux than what we saw in 2022 during his last run at the top level. It’s a nice change for one of the WRC’s better young drivers. 

Heading Into Kenya

The next event on the 2024 World Rally Championship calendar is Safari Rally Kenya at the end of next month. Fourmaux holds third in the championship heading into the most difficult event on the calendar. He is expected to drop from the championship top three after the event. As a lack of experience at the event will likely hamper his hopes of remaining top three. However, Fourmaux has done nothing but shock everyone to start the season and beat all expectations.