A first for the 2015 Fiesta RS

The latest iteration of the Ford Fiesta RS will make its asphalt debut this weekend in Germany. Malcolm Wilson can't wait to see this 2015 version in action.

Published on 20/08/2015 à 09:48

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A first for the 2015 Fiesta RS

M-Sport introduced the ultimate version of the Ford Fiesta RS WRC on the occasion of the last Rally from Portugal. Engine, transmission, electronics, the British team worked on numerous parameters on the blue oval car, driven this year by Ott Tänak and Elfyn Evans.

This 2015 version will make this weekend his great beginnings on a real asphalt rally in Germany. A first in competition on this surface which should validate the work carried out during the multiple test sessions carried out in the Sanremo region in Italy, but also mark a milestone in terms of results.

“At the start of the year, our strategy was to start to aim for podiums in the second half of the season and Germany is one of the rallies we have targeted, admits Malcolm Wilson, Team Principal. There are unknowns but our asphalt testing program has been extremely encouraging.

Both drivers have historically performed well in Germany. Elfyn proved how competitive he can be last year, and although he hasn't driven a WRC on asphalt since 2012, Ott also has the potential to be a strong performer. »

The Rally Germany begins today with the traditional shakedown before the first stages which will begin tomorrow morning and which will be followed live and in full on AUTOhebdo.com.

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