M-Sport’s Central European base in Krakow, Poland, has been a hive of activity since the completion of the inaugural WRC Academy season in Great Britain last November with all cars being subjected to an extensive rebuild to ensure they’re in top working order for Vodafone Rally de Portugal at the end of March.
Factory Ford team M-Sport is responsible for the build and preparation of the Fiesta R2s used by the WRC Academy crews. The company also developed the standard conversion kit that turns the road-going Fiesta into a formidable rally car for emerging drivers thanks to its 165bhp engine, five-speed sequential gearbox with limited slip differential, AP brakes and Reiger suspension.
Drivers hoping to take the first step on the ladder to one day winning the World Rally Championship by contesting the WRC Academy in 2012 have until 27 February to enter the series.
More information on the WRC Academy is available from Kate Rhodes at M-Sport by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +44 1900 828888.