M-Sport will continue to support talent on home soil this year as the FordFiesta SportTrophy enters its ninth season in the British Rally Championship (BRC).
Staying true to 2013’s proven format, M-Sport – in association with Competition Car Insurance – will provide a bonus scheme for all those competing behind the wheel of the firm’s Ford Fiesta rally cars.
Come the season end, the Fiesta driver with the highest BRC points haul will be rewarded with a test drive in M-Sport’s latest success story – the Ford Fiesta R5.
Not forgetting those competing in the BRC Challenge, the support series’ highest placed Fiesta driver will win a test drive in a Ford Fiesta R2 at the end of the year at a local airfield in Cumbria.
Most impressively however, the launch of the Ford Fiesta R200 means that M-Sport is in a position to grant a once-in-a-lifetime prize for any Fiesta driver to truly surpass all expectations. Giving weight to the MSA’s ‘Road to Wales’ initiative – in which this year’s BRC champion will be granted free entry to the FIA World Rally Championship’s season-closing Wales Rally GB – M-Sport are providing an exciting incentive for its drivers to shine on home soil.
Should a Fiesta driver be crowned 2014 BRC champion, the Cumbrian firm will support their WRC entry with a fully-prepared Fiesta R5.
In 2012, Elfyn Evans proved that the Fiesta R2 had the potential to challenge the higher specification R3 cars – securing a top-five result on all of the five rounds he contested as well as an impressive two podium finishes to lead the championship going into the final round in which he did not compete.
With the arrival of the upgraded Fiesta R200 which comes complete with a modified induction system allowing the engine an added 30hp, a talented driver could well emulate Evans’ success and challenge for the title.
All those wishing to be eligible for the scheme must use a Ford Fiesta and display the appropriate Competition Car Insurance decals. For more information on the initiative, competitors should contact M-Sport’s Andrew Wheatley (email@example.com).
M-Sport Managing Director, Malcolm Wilson OBE:: “We have always been keen to support talent at home so I am happy to announce that the FordFiesta SportTrophy scheme will continue for its ninth season in the British Rally Championship. It is a proven route to the sport’s highest level, Elfyn Evans having started his career within the championship in 2007.
“We are also eager to improve the performance of the Fiesta and the new Ford Fiesta R200 will see our cars in much closer competition with the R3 models. We don’t want to see a single manufacturer dominate as it did in 2013, and so we are encouraging our Fiesta drivers to push the limits with a great opportunity to shine on home soil at the end of the season.”