Qatar M-Sport man Elfyn Evans has confirmed he is hoping to put together a programme to do the whole WRC season in 2014.

The Welshman has done well this year, despite a bit of a tricky start, finishing a fantastic sixth on his WRC debut in Sardinia with the Fiesta RS WRC and more recently taking P6 again overall in Germany, but this time with the Fiesta R5.

He is now hoping to build on that and believes gaining experience of all the WRC events is absolutely critical for the future.

"Nothing is confirmed as yet [for next year]," he told at Rallyday 2013, ahead of this weekend's Rallye de France, where he is currently running 14th overall and second in WRC2 post-SS14. "But we are working hard to put something together. I am really itching to be in the WRC again and I'd really like to do the whole year.

"Moving forward, doing all the events is key - and I really want a programme to do the whole championship. We will have to wait and see whether or not that is possible, but I really hope so."

So is that looking promising? "I don't really know to be honest," continued the 2013 WRC Academy Cup winner, who this year has done five WRC events so far - including France - and who is also due to do Spain and Wales too. "There is still a bit of time to go.

"It is still early days [in terms of sorting something for 2014] and we are working as hard as we can on it and we will just have to wait and see what comes."

As for if he wants to continue with the R5 or use a WRC car, Evans added: "The main thing for me is that it is just in a four-wheel drive car doing all the World Championship - if it is in a R5, great and if it is in a World Rally Car, fantastic. I really just want to be doing all the events and keep learning and keep developing.

"I think I can do that in both types of car. We will just keep working and we will put the best programme together we possibly can.

"I have been finding this year that coming back to events for a second time is a big help. That showed a little bit in Germany [back in August]. Doing the events and also getting the experience in the car and just getting the confidence up [is vital].

"The R5 is very different to what I have been use to. With two-wheel drive [and the Fiesta R2] you have to look after the car a lot and now all of a sudden I have such a strong package. It is all about learning, building the confidence with the speed and building up experience with a view to progressing in the future.

"I am really enjoying the driving at the minute. I feel I am starting to get to grips with the speed and capabilities of the car. It has been a great year so far developing at M-Sport. It has been a great opportunity and hopefully I can stay here next year," he concluded.



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