Matthew Wilson will give M-Sport's new Ford Fiesta R5 its first run on a rally next month, it has been confirmed.

Wilson Jr will act as the course opening zero car on the Malcolm Wilson Rally, a national event in the United Kingdom sponsored by his father, Malcolm, the managing director of M-Sport.

"It makes sense to run the car for the first time on the Malcolm Wilson Rally," said Wilson Sr. "We can make some good promotion on the rally. It's a good place to show the car off and everybody's really excited about this car."

Wilson Jr has conducted a significant amount of running in the Fiesta R5, which is due to appear in the FIA European Rally Championship later this season. It will also be eligible to run in the FIA World Rally Championship, under the new WRC 2 class.



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