Elfyn Evans says he looking to build on the experience of his maiden World Rally Championship campaign after securing a second season with the M-Sport Ford team for 2015.

After a handful of WRC outings in 2013, Evans was promoted to a full-time drive with Malcom Wilson's M-Sport outfit in 2014 and has proceeded to show impressive progress despite his relative lack of experience on most of the events.

Scoring a best finish of fourth place in Germany and Mexico alongside co-driver Daniel Barritt, Evans ended his first season at the wheel of a WRC Ford Fiesta in eighth position overall, finishing top eight in all but four rounds.

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Having focused on gathering knowledge this year, Evans says he wants to put that experience into practice next season as he takes on a 'team leader' role alongside new team-mate Ott Tanak following Mikko Hirvonen's retirement.

"I'm really looking forward to next year," he said. "We've had a great first season and gained so much knowledge and experience of the events. There's going to be a lot of hard work next year - analysing all of the data that we've collected from all of the rallies - but I'm confident that we can continue to progress and improve our speed and performance on each event.

"We're really looking forward to working with Ott [T?nak] and Raigo [M?lder]. We've worked together on a few events this year and we all get on really well. They'll both fit perfectly into the team dynamics and I'm sure we'll all be able to work together as we strive towards our respective goals.

"Finally I want to say a huge thanks to Malcolm [Wilson] and the team for their continued support and belief. I'm in the best possible place to progress, and none of this would be possible without every single member of the team."