CUMBRIA, England - M-Sport’s Fiesta R5 rally car took to the forest earlier this week, as driver Matthew Wilson put the new model through its paces at the team’s testing ground in Greystoke Forest in the north of England.
Testing durability, reliability and performance, the team is working hard to ensure the M-Sport’s latest challenger reaches the same high standards as its other World Rally Championship Fiestas.
The Fiesta R5 is a completely revised model with over 90 per cent of the car designed and developed from new. While this brings its challenges, it also allows the team to expand its previous successes and create a car which is not only affordable and easily maintained, but also highly competitive.
Early indications are promising and M-Sport’s designers and engineers are building on their success with the Fiesta S2000, Fiesta RRC and Fiesta RS WRC to produce another globally successful rally car.
“We have made some great progress with the Fiesta R5; for a car to come straight out of the box and run like this is fantastic,” said Matthew Wilson.
“We have mainly been testing the durability and reliability of the car to see how it fares under the conditions it is likely to face at World Championship level. There is still a lot of development to do, but all the basics are there and this new Fiesta is set to be a really competitive car.”