Alex Laffey and Dai Roberts will enter a full season in the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship driving a Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta R5 ran by M-Sport.
Laffey is no stranger to driving M-Sport machinery having driven a range of cars built by the Cumbrian team since his debut in rallying in 2009.
He took his first victory in the sport at the 2014 Rally of the Midlands driving a Fiesta R5 and also competed in several BRC rounds last season.
And the Scotsman can’t wait for the season ahead. He said: “Once again I am really excited to be working with M-Sport. I really enjoyed last years championship and it is great to be coming back for another year. I really want to bring my pace on again this season and working with M-Sport will provide the perfect platform for that.”
He added: “I am also really happy to have Dai (Roberts) on board calling the notes this season. He has a lot of experience and will make a great addition to the team.”
The car which Laffey and Roberts will compete in will once again feature the striking colours of U-Student accommodation but will this season also feature an association with the Gareth Roberts Memorial Fund which is a charity in memory of co-driver Dave’s late brother that is dedicated to supporting the rally community throughout the British Isles.
Laffey and Roberts preparations for this season’s BRC will begin with the Malcom Wilson Rally which takes place on the March 11.