Hyundai Motorsport crew Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja crashed during the fourth special stage of Rallye Monte-Carlo (SS4 Saint-Clément – Freissinières) on Friday morning.
M-Sport Ford would like to say a fond farewell to Elfyn Evans who ventures to pastures new ahead of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship. The Welshman has long been a part of the M‑Sport family, and a perfect example of Ford’s, ‘Ladder of Opportunity,’ in action.
Working with M-Sport Poland, Ford Performance assisted with the development of the EcoBoost-powered Fiesta R2T
The FIA World Rally Championship will not stage the 2019 season finale at Kennards Hire Rally Australia due to the serious bush fires affecting the New South Wales state close to the event’s Coffs Harbour base.
The five-round calendar for the 2020 FIA Junior WRC Championship has been revealed* including two new rounds with three returning from the 2019 calendar. *(subject to FIA World Motorsport Council approval)
An exciting new prize has been created for the 2019 FIA Junior WRC Rookie Award. The highest placed rookie in the 2019 FIA Junior WRC Championship will receive a prize of €15,000 to go towards their 2020 FIA Junior WRC campaign. The same prize will be available for the winner of the 2020 Rookie Award, to contribute to their budget for the 2021 FIA Junior WRC Championship.
Jan Kopecky survived a final stage puncture to hang onto the lead of WRC 2 pro at the ADAC RALLYE DEUTSCHLAND on Saterday Night. The Czech carried a comfortable lead of more than a minute into the final marathon speed test on the intimidating Baumholder military ranges in his Skoda Fabia. However, he limped to the end of the 41.17km special stage with a rear right puncture.
FIA Junior WRC Rally Finland leader Tom Kristensson finished Saturday with a comfortable 25.2-second lead over Dennis Rådström after an action-packed day of thrills and plenty of spills.
The WRC heads to Argentina for round five, only the second on gravel after Mexico, where the Citroën Total World Rally Team crews Sébastien Ogier – Julien Ingrassia and Esapekka Lappi – Janne Ferm will once again enjoy the huge, passionate crowds typically found in Latin America. Both crews will be determined to show the same speed they had a month and a half ago on the roads around León and maintain their run of podium finishes.
M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Gus Greensmith and Elliott Edmondson will make a return to competition at next week’s Rally Argentina – taking to the wheel of their EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta R5 in the FIA World Rally Championship’s premier support series, WRC 2 Pro.