M-Sport Ford head to Rally Italia Sardegna this weekend with their sights set on a pair of strong results in the FIA World Rally Championship.

The Cumbrian team, who see Teemu Suninen return behind the wheel of one of their Ford Fiesta WRCs, are looking to build on their form from last time out in Portugal.

The team's other driver in the top-level WRC class - Brit Gus Greensmith - matched his best finish in the championship two weeks ago in fifth and he's admitted he wants to build on that result in Sardinia.

"Portugal was just about getting back to where I can be and I’m hoping for more of the same in Sardinia, said Greensmith, who this weekend will have co-driver Stuart Loudon alongside him.

"Although it’s more technical, Sardinia is fairly similar to Portugal in that we’ll start the rally on the set-up I finished Portugal with, which worked well."

Suninen meanwhile, who finished third on the event back in 2019, has vowed to try to finish as strongly as possible as he makes his top-class return.

"It’s on the rough side of a gravel rally but the car can take the roughness, although you need to manage your tyre wear and that will be a big point," added the Finn.

"Normally I have had good results in Sardinia. I won’t try the Pirelli tyre until shakedown, which is a challenge, but I will take the challenge and get the maximum out of the weekend.

The team also have two entries in WRC2, with Adrien Fourmaux and Czech driver Martin Prokop set to compete.