Craig Breen from M-Sport survived the WRC test crash unharmed – also co-driver Paul Nagle unharmed

Setback for M-Sport while preparing for the Monte-Carlo Rally (January 20 to 23), the start of the World Rally Championship (WRC) 2022 season. On Wednesday (January 12), Craig Breen had an accident with the Ford Puma Rally1 Hybrid. The good news: Both Breen and co-driver Paul Nagle survived the accident unharmed.

M-Sport confirmed this to the English-language edition of “”. According to the team, Breen touched the railing of a bridge, whereupon the car turned and rolled one hand down at a slow pace. A photo posted on Twitter shows the damaged car lying on its roof.

Breen only took over the car on Wednesday morning after his team-mate Adrien Fourmaux tested on Tuesday. According to M-Sport, recovering the car is currently the biggest challenge.

M-Sport: Damage can be repaired

According to the team, the damage can be repaired. This would be important for the team, because Gus Greensmith and, after his return from the Dakar Rally, Sebastien Loeb, will also test the new car later in the week.

After the departure from Breen, all three Rally1 manufacturers had to cope with a test accident. Toyota driver Elfyn Evans had an accident in November, which delayed Sebastien Ogier’s first test drive in the Toyota GR Yaris.

In December, Thierry Neuville flew off violently during tests by Hyundai and fell 30 meters into a ravine with his car. Co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe broke his collarbone in the accident.


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