Elfyn Evans admits that his main aim is to secure a finish when he makes his debut on the Monte Carlo Rally this weekend.

The young Welshman will be kick-starting his first full season at the wheel of a full-blown WRC car having inked a deal with M-Sport for 2014; the same team that carried him to seventh in the WRC2 standings last year.

Evans will be making only his second appearance in a WRC car when the season opener gets underway later this week and he admitted that he wasn't getting too carried away with his expectations and was simply focused on gaining vital experience to help him move forwards.

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"Our approach for this event will be to gain as much knowledge as we can," he said. "There is no doubting that it will be a difficult start to the year, but I am really looking forward to the challenge. We're here to learn and to make the most of this opportunity for the years to come.

"Monte is known to be a bit of a lottery. The conditions can be really unpredictable and it will also be the first time that I have had to work with an ice note crew, so that might take some getting used to. We started testing earlier this week. We had some really tricky conditions on the first day, but we were able to run a lot of different variations with the tyres which should hopefully see us well prepared for anything the Monte has to offer.

"Of course we all understand how unforgiving this event can be. I've only ever driven the Fiesta RS WRC on gravel in competition, so our main objective will be to make it to the finish ramp with as much experience as possible."