Ford Fiesta RS WRC

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Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Jari-Matti Latvala driving his Ford Fiesta RS WRC at the 2011 Rally de Portugal.
Category World Rally Car
Constructor Ford/M-Sport
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Reinforced body with welded, multi-point roll cage
Length 3,963 mm (156.0 in)
Width 1,820 mm (72 in)
Wheelbase 2,480 mm (98 in)
Engine Ford EcoBoost engine 1.6 L (98 cu in) 4-cylinder, 16-valve turbocharged
Transmission 6-speed sequential manual transmission
Weight 1,200 kg (2,646 lb)
Fuel BP
Tyres Michelin
Competition history
Notable entrants Ford World Rally Team
Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team
Qatar World Rally Team
Notable drivers
Norway Mads Østberg
Russia Evgeny Novikov
Finland Juho Hänninen
Belgium Thierry Neuville
Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah
United States Ken Block
Czech Republic Martin Prokop
Poland Robert Kubica
Finland Mikko Hirvonen
Finland Jari-Matti Latvala
Norway Petter Solberg
United Arab Emirates Khalid Al Qassimi
Debut 2011 Rally Sweden

The Ford Fiesta RS WRC is the World Rally Car built for the Ford World Rally Team by Ford and M-Sport for use in the 2011 World Rally Championship season. It is based upon the Ford Fiesta road car, and will replace the Ford Focus RS WRC, which has been competing in various versions since 1999. It is also built to the new World Rally Car regulations for 2011, which are based upon the existing Super 2000 regulations, but is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine (1.6 L turbo Ford EcoBoost engine[2]) rather than the normally aspirated 2-litre engine found in Super 2000 cars. M-Sport and Ford introduced a Super 2000 version of the Ford Fiesta at the beginning of 2010, which forms the base of the WRC car.

Stobart Ford World Rally Team drivers Matthew Wilson and Henning Solberg have carried out much of the development work on the car during 2010, with Per-Gunnar Andersson and M-Sport managing director and Ford team director Malcolm Wilson have also driven the car.[3]

WRC victories (Fiesta RS WRC)[edit]

No. Event Season Surface Driver Co-driver
1 Sweden 59th Rally Sweden 2011 Snow Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen
2 Australia 21st Rally Australia 2011 Gravel Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen
3 United Kingdom 67th Wales Rally GB 2011 Gravel Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila
4 Sweden 60th Rally Sweden 2012 Snow Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila
5 Portugal 46º Rally de Portugal 2012 Gravel Norway Mads Østberg Sweden Jonas Andersson
6 United Kingdom 68th Wales Rally GB 2012 Gravel Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila

RRC version[edit]

Maciej Oleksowicz driving Ford Fiesta RRC at the 2012 Rally New Zealand.

In 2012, the RRC version of the Fiesta was launched to comply with the regional rally rules of the FIA; it is basically a Fiesta RS WRC, only with a S2000-specification rear wing, a slightly different front bumper and a 30mm restrictor instead of a 33mm one found in the WRC variant. The Fiestas with RRC specification can be converted to WRC specification in 6 hours.[4]

WRC-2 victories (Fiesta RRC)[edit]

No. Event Season Driver Co-driver
1 Sweden 61st Rally Sweden 2013 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al Rajhi United Kingdom Michael Orr
2 Mexico 27º Rally Guanajuato México 2013 Qatar Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Republic of Ireland Killian Duffy
3 Argentina 33º Philips LED Rally Argentina 2013 Qatar Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Republic of Ireland Killian Duffy
4 Australia 22nd Coates Hire Rally Australia 2013 Qatar Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Republic of Ireland Killian Duffy

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