Wednesday | 07 Jan 2015

McRae inspires Fiesta livery

M-Sport has unveiled a stunning livery for its FIA World Rally Championship-challenging Ford Fiestas which is inspired by former champions Colin McRae and Hannu Mikkola.

Elfyn Evans and Ott Tänak will pilot Fiesta RS WRCs sporting a design that brings a modern look to famous colour schemes from over 25 years ago.

The livery is influenced by Mikkola’s famous Eaton Yale Escort RS1800, in which he won Britain’s Lombard RAC Rally in 1979, and the Sierra RS Cosworth which McRae drove in 1989.

M-Sport, which will retain support from Castrol and Michelin, will display the car at the Autosport International show in Birmingham this weekend. The livery will be seen in competition for the first time at Rallye Monte-Carlo (22 - 25 January).

Team principal Malcolm Wilson said the design delivered a fresh and exciting look whilst celebrating Ford’s long-standing presence in WRC.

“Throughout history Ford cars have produced some of the most striking colour schemes which became firm favourites around the globe,” he said.

“It’s great to see some of these iconic liveries reflected in our 2015 car – a modern twist tailoring the design to our young and ambitious team.”

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