The Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy will continue next season with a similar format of five rounds of the WRC, it has been confirmed.

This season has seen competitors from 11 countries take on the challenge in identical M-Sport-prepared Ford Fiesta R2 cars equipped with DMACK tyres and powered by sustainable GEM Fuel. However, for 2015, M-Sport will provide an all-new, one litre turbocharged engine to ensure the series remains both competitive and environmentally aware.

Dick Cormack, DMACK managing director, said: "It's been an encouraging and extremely positive first season for us. As a relative newcomer to the World Rally Championship, DMACK's vision has always been to help and assist the potential stars of the future.

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"The Trophy allows us to unearth the next batch of talent while providing an excellent platform to develop our products for two-wheel-drive competition."

The battle for the inaugural Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy title - and the prize drive of a full WRC2 season in a Ford Fiesta R5 car in 2015 - will go to the final round this weekend in Spain with Estonia's Sander Parn and Britain's Tom Cave both in with a chance, although the former has a 29-point advantage.

"When we launched the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy, we received an incredible amount of interest," said M-Sport boss, Malcolm Wilson. "The format appealed to those looking to progress at rallying's highest level and as a result the Trophy was heavily oversubscribed.

"The first season has been a huge success. We've seen a number of very talented drivers come to the fore with some very exciting battles throughout the year.

"I am pleased to say that the championship will continue with a similar format next year - five WRC events in which we hope to find yet more talent."