Ford Fiesta RS WRC
|Category||World Rally Car|
|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)|
|Notable entrants||Ford World Rally Team
Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team
Qatar World Rally Team
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) 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.
WRC victories (Fiesta RS WRC)
No. Event Season Surface Driver Co-driver 1 59th Rally Sweden 2011 Snow Mikko Hirvonen Jarmo Lehtinen 2 21st Rally Australia 2011 Gravel Mikko Hirvonen Jarmo Lehtinen 3 67th Wales Rally GB 2011 Gravel Jari-Matti Latvala Miikka Anttila 4 60th Rally Sweden 2012 Snow Jari-Matti Latvala Miikka Anttila 5 46º Rally de Portugal 2012 Gravel Mads Østberg Jonas Andersson 6 68th Wales Rally GB 2012 Gravel Jari-Matti Latvala Miikka Anttila
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.
WRC-2 victories (Fiesta RRC)
No. Event Season Driver Co-driver 1 61st Rally Sweden 2013 Yazeed Al Rajhi Michael Orr 2 27º Rally Guanajuato México 2013 Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Killian Duffy 3 33º Philips LED Rally Argentina 2013 Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Killian Duffy 4 22nd Coates Hire Rally Australia 2013 Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Killian Duffy
- Evans, David (10 February 2011). "WRC Preview: Tech Insight". Autosport (Haymarket Publications) 203 (6): pp. 60–61.
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