WRC: Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy to continue

Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy to continue in 2015 with a similar format of five rounds of the WRC.
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.

“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.”

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Sander Parn (EST) James Morgan (GBR), Ford Fiesta R2
Sander Parn (EST) James Morgan (GBR), Ford Fiesta R2

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