Brilliant drive in season-opener in Monte Carlo puts Elfyn on the podium.
Elfyn got his 2021 FIA World Rally Championship season off to a great start with second overall at Rallye Monte Carlo after a four-day battle with local hero, team-mate and seven-time world champion Seb Ogier.
The classic winter conditions provided another tough challenge with stages covered in snow, ice and gravel in addition to dry and wet Tarmac – sometimes all in the one stage.
Never outside the top-three throughout the event, Elfyn took the challenge to Ogier and held the overall lead for much of Friday.
But he was a little too cautious in the extreme conditions and settled for solid runner-up points to get the championship off to a strong start.