M-Sport “very sorry” for Loubet’s early WRC Acropolis Rally exit
The Ford team faced difficulties at the World Rally Championship event due to water pump issues, leading to retirements for Pierre-Louis Loubet and Ott Tanak. Loubet’s car came to a halt on a road section before stage two, while Tanak encountered a water pump problem during a tyre fitting zone and incurred a penalty. Despite winning two stages on Friday, Tanak is currently in eighth place. Team principal Rich Millener expressed regret for letting down Loubet and acknowledged that things are not working for the team at the moment. Both cars were fitted with new water pumps, and the team will investigate the cause of the issues.