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SUN, SAND AND SPEED, M-SPORT SEEK SUCCESS IN SARDINIA

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SUN, SAND AND SPEED, M-SPORT SEEK SUCCESS IN SARDINIA.

Mads Ostberg (NOR) / Jonas Andersson - Ford Fiesta RS WRC. Day two, 2012 Rally Mexico

Mads Ostberg (NOR) / Jonas Andersson – Ford Fiesta RS WRC. Day two, 2012 Rally Mexico

M-Sport World Rally Team’s Mads Østberg and Éric Camilli will be looking to take a step forward when the FIA World Rally Championship returns to the Mediterranean for this week’s Rally Italia Sardegna.

6 June, 2016

The island setting makes for ideal rally territory, but the Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta RS WRC drivers will have to have their wits about them as they traverse what is one of the season’s most arduous and abrasive routes.

The gravel stages can be exceptionally fast but also hide a multitude of obstacles. Littered with bushes, trees and rocks, the narrow tracks leave no room for error and even the smallest of mistakes can be heavily punished.

Road position can also play a big part in the outcome of the rally as the hard-based roads must be swept of their sandy covering by the leading cars. That’s bad news for Østberg and co-driver Ola Fløene who have become victims of their own success of late.

Having produced a highly consistent start to their season, the Norwegians find themselves high in the championship standings which comes hand-in-hand with an early running order.

Since returning to gravel, Østberg has also struggled for confidence whilst down-shifting in an absence of grip, but the team have not been resting on their laurels and implemented some further solutions during the pre-event test.

It’s hoped that these findings will return the combination of Østberg and the Fiesta to the top of the timesheets but the Norwegian had another event to contest before the updates could be tested in competition.

Back behind the wheel of the Ford Fiesta R5 Evo, he stormed to victory on the fifth round of the Norwegian Rally Championship at last weekend’s Aurskog-Høland Rally; and he’ll be looking to carry that momentum forward to Sardinia.

In the sister M-Sport Fiesta RS WRC, Camilli and co-driver Benjamin Veillas produced a break-through performance at last month’s Rally de Portugal.

Improving all aspects of what it takes to compete at rallying’s highest league, the Frenchmen have enhanced everything from their pacenote system, to better understanding the set-up of their Fiesta RS WRC and will be looking to make further progress next week.

Having contested the Italian fixture as part of their WRC 2 campaign last year, the pairing have some knowledge of the event and held a strong podium position before being side-lined with a technical issue.

Keen to progress further, Camilli will be aiming for another strong result and is capable of springing another surprise or two this week.

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Mads Østberg said:

“We’re getting into the main part of the season now and we all want to deliver more speed in the events to come. Since Portugal, we’ve not been standing still. We’ve had a lot of discussions internally and we tried some new things during the pre-event test which were quite promising so we’ll be hoping to build on those findings this week.

“Sardinia always provides a really tricky event. It’s a tough rally and you have to be extremely focused as even the smallest of mistakes can have heavy penalties. We’ll also be expecting some cleaning which isn’t great for us as the third car on the road, but we will give it our all as always.

“We’re all hoping to take a step forward and I’ve done well at this event in the past. We’re looking for a strong result and, if everything goes to plan, I believe that is possible.”

Éric Camilli said:

“After showing some good progress in Portugal, we want to continue that progression in Sardinia. I have some knowledge of this rally as it was part of my WRC 2 programme last year. We set some good times and we’re feeling well prepared so hopefully it can be another positive event for us.

“The stages are very narrow and also quite fast in places so it will be interesting to discover the level of the WRC on roads like that. There are so many factors to consider and so many new things to learn but we’re looking forward to the challenges and to discovering the stages with the Fiesta RS WRC.

“Stages such as Monte Lerno require a lot of experience, so we know that we are not ready to challenge for the top results just yet. We need to keep learning and keep developing our skills at this level and that will be our target for the weekend.”

Team Principal, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:

“This is no easy rally and we’ve seen some shock results here in the past. Éric has shown some very impressive progress over the last couple of events and, if he continues this level of development, he could well spring another surprise. Needless to say we are very happy with the way he and Benjamin are progressing. They’re learning all the time and we fully expect them to continue that in Sardinia.

“Mads has become a victim of his own success of late. After such a consistent start to the season he has an excellent championship position but that comes hand in hand with an early position in the running order – something that will pose another disadvantage to him this week.

“It’s also no secret that he’s been struggling for confidence with the down shifts when the grip levels are low. We’ve been working to find a solution and the findings on our recent pre-event test proved promising. We continued developing these findings over the remainder of the test and hopefully that will help Mads in Sardinia.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOBRE’S 🇧🇷 OPEN-BOOT POLICY IN THE ERC 🇮🇹🌎

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NOBRE’S OPEN-BOOT POLICY IN THE ERC

Paulo Nobre completed stage five of Rally di Roma Capitale with his car boot open.

The FIA European Rally Championship regular from Brazilian explained that he forgot to close it properly prior to the run.

“I took out the [safety] helmets and forgot to close the boot so I make one special stage with the boot open so it was the opposite to Poland [when it was the bonnet that was open].”

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THE ALL-NEW FORD FIESTA R5

 

 

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THE ALL-NEW FORD FIESTA R5

M-Sport and Ford are proud to introduce the all-new EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta R5. Replacing its hugely successful predecessor, the new Fiesta promotes the latest motorsport technology and road-going design.

Based on the Ford Fiesta ST-Line which is manufactured at Ford’s world-class facility in Cologne, M‑Sport has worked closely with the Ford Motor Company to ensure the new Fiesta R5 provides a big step forward in terms of pace and performance.

The original Fiesta R5 is M-Sport’s most successful global rally car and continues to win stages, rallies and championships worldwide. With more than 250 cars in competition, the outgoing Fiesta remains a capable and competitive winner, but its successor boasts improvements in all areas.

The 1.6 turbo charged engine delivers 290 BHP and 475 Nm of torque at 4,000 RPM. The direct injection power plant is also fitted with a 32mm restrictor in conjunction with R5 regulations and provides a significant improvement in response and drivability

Brand-new suspension components include front and rear McPherson struts with redesigned three‑way adjustable dampers from Reiger. The new aluminium damper bodies save considerable weight, and the geometry has been remodelled for optimised traction and stability.

A newly designed Sadev five-speed sequential gearbox mated to front and rear differential units is accompanied by hydraulic servo-assisted rack and pinion steering, and Brembo forged four-piston front and rear calipers provide the stopping power.

The initial design and development started in January 2018, with the first test session taking place in December that same year. Since then, eight test drivers have completed more than 30 days testing on a mix of different roads and conditions.

Smooth Tarmac, rough Tarmac, hot gravel, loose gravel, seasoned test drivers, rally winners, and even Formula One race winners – the latest Fiesta has been put through its paces and no stone has been left unturned in search of optimum speed, reliability and performance.

The project also upholds M-Sport’s support of young talent with 28-year-old Bernardo Fernandes – who engineered Sébastien Ogier to championship success in 2017 – leading the team.

Delving into his knowledge of the award-winning Ford Fiesta WRC, as well as the original Fiesta R5, Fernandes’ experience has been combined with the innovation of youth – his team creating one of M-Sport’s most long-awaiting and exciting creations.

Just like its predecessor, the all-new Fiesta R5 will get its first public outing at next month’s Ypres Rally – Éric Camilli taking to the wheel as the event’s VIP car. As one of the most experienced development drivers around, Camilli knows the car inside out and the event’s fast asphalt roads provide the perfect setting for the car’s debut performance.

More information on the all-new Fiesta R5 can be found in the Technical Specification, and those wishing to make an order are encouraged to contact M-Sport’s dedicated Sales Team at the following email address: R5Support@M‑Sport.co.uk

M-Sport Managing Director, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:

“The Ford Fiesta R5 is our most successful global rally car. It’s a very special car for M-Sport and even though the original cars continue to win rallies and championships all over the world, we have taken our time to ensure this new model is even better with performance gains in every area.

“The test programme has been extensive, and we have worked hard to ensure this new car suits every level of driver. We have quite literally travelled the world – testing on a wide range of surfaces, in varying conditions and with a whole host of drivers taking to the wheel. This car is extremely important to us, and its adaptability is vital to its success.

“I’m extremely proud of this project. As a company we have always promoted young talent, and the design and development of the all-new Fiesta R5 was headed by one of our most ambitious young engineers – Bernardo Fernandes.

“We’ve always given opportunities to youngsters who show a real drive and passion for what they do. Bernardo is a prime example of this, and having driven the car myself I can tell you that he and his team have done a fantastic job. I’m looking forward to seeing the all-new Ford Fiesta R5 in action, and hope to secure even more success!”

Ford Performance Senior Manager, Gerard Quinn, said:

“This is another important milestone for Ford as the introduction of the all-new Ford Fiesta R5 heralds the introduction of the latest in motorsport technology packaged into Europe’s best-selling car in its category.

“Ford investment in the new Fiesta R2 revealed earlier this year and the latest Fiesta R5 ensures that we are supporting a sustainable future in rally for competitors and our partners M-Sport.

“This new Fiesta R5 also enables us to provide a high-quality replacement for its remarkably successful predecessor which was introduced six years ago. In the past two seasons the Fiesta R5 has won more than 40 championships globally, and we are looking forward to much more success with this latest model.”

M-Sport Rally Engineer, Bernardo Fernandes, said:

“This was my first time heading up a project. It was a challenge, but also a real privilege to be given the responsibility. The outgoing Ford Fiesta R5 was so successful, and is still very competitive in the right hands, but we have taken our time to revise and improve every area of the car.

“The R5 category has always been extremely competitive and the biggest challenge is in finding the best compromise between cost and performance. We had a lot of previous experience that helped, and devised a rigorous test programme with a range of different surfaces and drivers.

“The whole team have worked exceptionally hard and we pushed every element to the limit in search of peak performance and reliability. I also need to say a special thanks to Richard Christensen who headed up the design team – his input was integral to the project and we couldn’t have done it without him.

“Overall, I’m confident that we’ve taken a significant step forward and I’m looking forward to seeing what the all-new Ford Fiesta R5 can deliver in the hands of our customers.”

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Anna Louise Rudd
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8 June 2019

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AHORA CON STARD, TEIN, BAUMANIS & PAASONEN COMPROMETIDOS CON EL MUNDIAL DE RALLYCROSS, SIGAN OBSERVANDO PRÓXIMAMENTE LOS BUENOS DESEMPEÑOS DEL MOTORSPORT DE ESTA ÉLITE EN EL WORLD RX 2019.

 

 

Jänis Baumanis vuelve a estar en la final de Barcelona.

En la segunda prueba del Campeonato del Mundo de Rallycross, que dictamina la FIA, en su presentación en Barcelona, ​​Fue la sexta participación auspiciosa para el equipo STARD de Austría, donde el piloto de Latvia, se presentó concretando su ascendente paso a las mangas finales. Conduciendo la Ford Fiesta RSX Evo 5 / MK 8 de la escuadra de Viena, que dirige Manfred Stohl. Quebtrabajó exhaustivamente con el excelente funcionamiento de los amortiguadores japoneses de TEIN, fabricados en la factoría ejemplar de Yokohama en el sol naciente.

Su compañero de equipo, el finlandés Jani Paasonen aterriza y concluye en su estreno en el equipo STARD de Austría con el puesto 16.

Tras el estreno hace 14 días en Abu Dhabi, el equipo del World RX permanente desde Austría, se mudó a Europa, donde la segunda fecha del Campeonato del Mundo de Rallycross, que rige la FIA. Que otra vez desde este año tuvo lugar en la bella ciudad española de Barcelona, ofreciendo este fin de semana, un espectáculo formidable.

El único equipo austriaco denominado STARD, con el jefe del equipo, el renombrado Manfred Stohl. Confirmando la escuadra ex OMV a los pilotos singulares, que fueron en esta ocasión, el piloto habitual Jänis Baumanis de Letonia y en el segundo auto de última generación del óvalo, la Ford Fiesta RX Supercar Evo 5, el finlandés Jani Paasonen.

Baumanis clasifica, después de las tres eliminatoriasen la sexta oportunidad, para una semifinal del World RX, mientras que el finlandés Paasonen se encontró en el lugar 16, en su primera aparición en la reconocida estructura internacional STARD. 

En las semifinales, Baumanis tuvo éxito con un tercer puesto en su resultado parcial de carrera, que a logrado establecerse en la final catalana, pero al principio algo se oscureció y, por lo tanto, ha tenido la posibilidad que uno de los frontales delanteros desafortunadamente hayan sido defectuosos y decepcionado, para no poder obtener el rendimiento de culminación esperado en Montmeló.

 

 

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