M-Sport To Debut New Fiesta WRC In Portugal

by Matthew McMahon

Five crews are set to get a new car for the fifth round of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship, Vodafone Rally de Portugal, thanks to WRC manufacturer M-Sport.

The British team will debut their new Ford Fiesta RS WRC with M-Sport drivers Elfyn Evans and Ott Tanak as well as privateers Robert Kubica, Martin Prokop and Lorenzo Bertelli competing in the new car.

The Fiesta WRC RS has a brand new engine that delivers more power as well an increase in torque. The car has also seen improvements to the cooling package, transmission, electronics, wiring harness and differentials.

“Our engineering capabilities are going from strength to strength, and this new engine is proof of that.” said M-Sport Managing Director Malcolm Wilson.

“It’s a big step forward for the team, and brings us one step closer to our goals of having both Elfyn [Evans] and Ott [Tänak] challenging for the podium positions more regularly in the second half of the season.

M-Sport currently sit in fourth place in the WRC Manufacturers Championship 32 points behind leaders Volkswagen Motorsport. Rally Portugal commences on May 21.

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