The Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy is back for 2015 with a new look unveiled at the 2015 Autosport International show in Birmingham today.
Following on from the oversubscribed inagural season last year the 2015 DDFT will feature the all new Ford Fiesta R2 cars powered by Ford’s 1.0 litre turbocharged Ecoboost engine in a similar format to the 2014 season.
M-Sport will continue to prepare and run the cars for the series which will be equipped with the latest DMAACK tyres.
Rally Portugal, Poland and Finland followed by asphalt in Germany and then a mixed-surface event in Spain will all make a return to the calendar but this year the final rally at Rally de Espana will be run as two seperate rounds, providing more championship points.
The best five scores from six rounds will count towards the championship and points will also be awarded for stage victories on all events.
“Last year’s Trophy was a great success and the interest that we have received so far indicates that 2015 will be no different” said Malcolm Wilson OBE, M-Sport managing director.
“The new evolution, 1.0 litre Ford Fiesta R2 will provide competitors with a fantastic platform to showcase their skills and I’m expecting even more new talent to come to the fore.”
The Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy provides an entry level route in to the World Rally Championship and is priced at £115,000. The series provides aspiring drivers the chance to showcase their talent on the world stage.
Dick Cormack, DMACK motorsport director added: “The format of the Trophy has proven both competitive and popular, and the changes introduced for this year will ensure it remains the most affordable way to compete in the WRC.
“DMACK has always focused on stimulating cost-effective competition by providing an affordable range of performance motorsport tyres and we’ve seen some great overall results during 2014. The huge prize and low-cost platform will undoubtedly result in even more interest this year.”
Applications are now being accepted with full details and application forms available at www.drivedmack.com. It’s anticipated that around 16 places will be available and the initial selection of competitors will take place on 27 February, however, applications will continue to be accepted until 17 April.