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M-Sport completes latest Fiesta R5 run

M-Sport completes an asphalt test with the all-new Ford Fiesta R5 in Spain
M-Sport has continued development work on the new Ford Fiesta R5 with an asphalt test in Spain.

Matthew Wilson and Elfyn Evans both spent time at the wheel of the all-new car during the test, which saw them put nearly 1,000km on the car as the team assessed everything from top speeds to handling and made significant strides with the car's asphalt performance.

On the back of the Spanish test, M-Sport will now head to France for its next test with the car on the well-known Fontjoncouse road, where it will work on endurance, reliability and durability of the Fiesta R5.

“We made some significant strides with the R5's performance on asphalt last week and the car looks as though it will be just as competitive on sealed-surface roads as it is on gravel,” Wilson said.

“Now we're off to France where we'll do some endurance testing to really assess the car's durability and ensure that we provide our customers with a car that is as strong as it is competitive.”


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DafyddLarcombe

March 27, 2013 10:40 AM
Last Edited 558 days ago

Well there has been so much confusion in this category with the flip flop rules over the years, S2000, then RRC now R5, all of them in the same class, I think the latest category sounds like its right on the money, the cars ahould be a lot faster than an S2000 and cheaper than an RRC. I think this will become a very closely contested category again and there will be some Big names competing in this category, Ford, Skoda and Peugeot all have cars almost completed for competition, im sure the rest will follow suit quickly enough so they can compete for wins on the World Stage Drivers like Esapekka Lappi, Elfyn Evans, Craig Breen, Robert Kubica etc etc will all have a chance to show off their skills in this soon to be Hotly contested category soon enough, its looking really promising....



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