The 2014 specification Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST is set to make its Global RallyCross debut this weekend in Barbados, with several key changes being made to the car in order to keep it up front.
The first of these changes is within the engine compartment, with the 600 horsepower engine now producing 600 pound foot in torque, with the team working closely with Ford tuners Mountune to maximize its performance, whilst also keeping its reliability.
The next of these changes comes in the suspension design, with the Fiesta ST Supercar, as with all other cars in 2014, now running on spec Yokohama tyres, with the OSME team dedicating a big chunk of the off-season perfecting its set up for both gravel and tarmac.
The most significant change that fans will see during the 2014 season will be how the Fiesta now looks, with significant changes being made to the front of the car, mostly to fit in with how the 2014 road going Fiesta now looks.
“We believe in constant evolution of our vehicles to make them faster every season,” said OMSE’s team owner Andreas Eriksson. “We’re confident in the Ford Fiesta ST platform and we expect to extend our winning streak with Ford in 2014.”
“The combination of Ford Racing, Fiesta ST and OMSE has been a pretty potent one over the last few years,” said Scott Denby, marketing and strategy manager, Ford Racing. “The preparation, effort, and most importantly, the dedication the entire team has put into the development of this year’s 2014 Fiesta ST GRC puts us in a great position to build on that success.
“We know this year will be the toughest championship fight yet, but we feel pretty good about our chances. We are ready.”
Patrik Sandell, Joni Wiman, Brian Deegan, and Nelson Piquet Jr. will drive four Fiesta’s this weekend in Barbados at the Top Gear Festival, with the racing starting on Sunday, May 18.