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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