The Ford Fiesta WRC hasn`t passed eighth in either of the two rallies held in 2021. The only “good news” came from Teemu Suninen in Monte Carlo. Until his strong accident in the last meters of the first section, he arrived setting the best time.
A few weeks later, on the snow in Finland, the Fiesta was clearly penalized by a lack of power, especially on the faster stages.
They announced several weeks ago the arrival of a new engine update, which will debut at the aforementioned Rally Croatia. This should have been available at the last Rally Argentina in 2020, but the pandemic truncated any kind of initial forecast.
This is good news, showing that M-Sport hasn`t given up this year, even though it finds itself with much of its efforts focused on Rally1 in 2022. This unit is one of the great hopes of the Cumbrian team to return. At the top.
Let’s remember that the team’s line-up will be totally new. Gus Greensmith and Adrien Fourmaux will defend the Fiesta WRC image this time around. Teemu Suninen, meanwhile, will compete in the WRC2 category with a Ford Fiesta Rally2. He will have a beautiful battle with drivers like Andreas Mikkelsen, Mads Ostberg or Nikolay Gryazin.