The team M-Sport He got ahead of his rivals in the World Rally when first testing your Rally1, the new vehicle that will replace the current WRC and that stands out for being a hybrid.
The test vehicle, based on the current Ford Fiesta WRC, racked up more than 400 kilometers in the forests of Greystoke. The trial was conducted by Matthew Wilson, son of Malcom Wilson, head of the team.
“It was an almost launch test. That we are already testing is great and a demonstration of the effort that everyone in the team has made. Matthew told me that the car is very impressive. ", noted the team-manager.
“The car is completely new to the current Ford Fiesta WRC. The engine remains the same as this year, but there is no more transfer. The suspension, the electronics and everything else is new ”added Wilson Sr.
The test vehicle based on the new regulation was developed in conjunction with Ford Performance. It featured the team's new transmission without a center differential, a five-speed gearbox and the hybrid system. Compact dynamics, the only supplier of this technology.