Welshman Elfyn Evans has admitted he found last weekend's Rally Argentina 'a bit frustrating'.

Evans had never competed on the South American event before and coming into the event said his priority was to learn and get to the finish. Despite that though, he found himself in fourth at the end of the opening leg and set for a very good result in his M-Sport-run Ford Fiesta RS WRC car.

Unfortunately, however, he was unable to maintain that position on the Saturday and he eventually slipped back to seventh. Still he did come through all 14 stages unscathed and in that respect it was very much mission accomplished.

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"It's not been easy to display good speed whist being safe at the same time and, for me, it has definitely been the most difficult event of the year," Evans said after round five in WRC 2014. "When you're trying to learn a new rally you tend to settle into a rhythm as the event unfolds, but here, there is something new all the time and you are constantly learning how to tackle each variation.

"With regards to the first day, the stages were very technical in nature and there was no margin for error. Yesterday [Saturday] was quite high-speed with a really soft surface so it was quite difficult to commit, and today [Sunday] the weather made things very tricky with mixed conditions within the stages themselves."

"Although it has admittedly been a bit of a frustrating weekend for me, I know that the amount we have learnt will undoubtedly help my development for the future. We've made it to the end without incident and that is a big positive," he continued.

"Now it's just a case of going back over the data with the team to decipher exactly where we can improve for next year."

M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson added: "It's fair to say that Elfyn was a little frustrated with his pace this weekend, but from start to finish, he has done exactly what was asked of him. It's sometimes difficult for a young driver to hold back, but Elfyn knows how vital this experience will be for the future and I've been very impressed with his mature approach."