Loubet first contact with Puma.

Pierre-Louis Loubet tested the Ford Puma Rally 1 Hybrid for the first time during the South Belgian Rally, second round of the Belgian Championship.

His participation was not included in the results as he had the duties of a navigator and as the French driver himself stated, it was a test for his participation in the Croatian race as the specials stages of the race were quite similar. The race included twelve special stages with a total length of 150 km.