Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin will miss the forthcoming WRC event in Turkey, but are all set to make their competitive return to the FIA World Rally Championship on home soil in October.
The M-Sport pairing had to miss out on Finland and Germany as Elfyn continues to recover from his back injury sustained at Rally Estonia, but they were determined not to miss out on their home event at Wales Rally GB.
Elfyn said: “I’ve been working really closely with the specialists and it’s great to know that I’ll be fit and ready to contest my home event in Wales. There’s something special about competing on home soil, and this is the rally I look forward to every year. It’s where I claimed my first victory, and the support we get there is incredible. It’s important to ensure I’m 100 per cent fit before coming back, so I won’t be in Turkey. As frustrating as that is, I trust the experts and know how important it is to make sure the injury is fully healed. When I come back I want to be at full strength and able to pick up where we left off – challenging for the top results over the final part of the season.”