M-Sport unveils 2016 WRC challenger

The M-Sport World Rally team has officially pulled the covers off its Ford Fiesta RS for the 2016 World Rally Championship.

M-Sport unveils 2016 WRC challenger
M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC
M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC
M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC
M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC
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The new car was revealed online on Monday morning, with the team retaining the blue stripes but replacing their white base with nitrous blue - a popular colour from the Ford's palette.

Team principal, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said upon the unveil: "The 2015 livery was immensely popular so rather than changing it completely, the team opted for an evolution which has created a bold look for our 2016 FIA World Rally Championship campaign."

“Drawing inspiration from what continues to be a strong technical partnership with Ford, this year’s colour scheme creates a fresh look for our new team."

“We also continue our partnerships with Michelin, Castrol and our valued trade partners – without whom this project would not be possible," he added.

The new livery will be sported by M-Sport's all-new line-up of former Citroen driver Mads Ostberg and Toyota test driver Eric Camilli.

It will also appear on the upgraded Ford Fiesta R5 of Elfyn Evans, who is confirmed to start Rally Monte Carlo and Rally Sweden in the WRC2 category.

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