MERC: ERC: Ford, M-Sport collaborate with H&R

Suspension deal puts spring in the step of all Ford Focus RS WRC drivers. Ford Rallye Sports' FIA World Rally Championship programme and the many M-Sport customers throughout Europe and the Middle East will benefit from a new collaboration...

Suspension deal puts spring in the step of all Ford Focus RS WRC drivers.

Ford Rallye Sports' FIA World Rally Championship programme and the many M-Sport customers throughout Europe and the Middle East will benefit from a new collaboration between M-Sport Limited and German suspension spring specialist H&R.

"Through the official manufacturers entries and the many M-Sport Customer programmes Ford Focus RS world rally cars feature in events all over the world, from smooth Italian tarmac rallies through to the Middle East Championship which provides some of the worlds toughest conditions," said M- Sport Technical Director, Christian Loriaux.

Responsible for the design and build of all Ford Focus world rally cars, Mr Loriaux said the new agreement with H&R will see all vehicles built by the company carrying H&R product.

"Therefore with such a wide range of requirements it's important that our engineering and technical team can work very closely with our suspension specialists to ensure the needs of all our customers can be met. During the development process our requirements for more suspension travel, spring characteristic, lowest weight and minimum space has to be realized as quickly as possible and at the highest quality level, and H&R, with their flexibility of production and technical expertise will help us ensure that we can do that," said Christian Loriaux.

Joe Frettl

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Series Other rally , WRC
Drivers Christian Loriaux
Teams M-Sport