Malcolm Wilson, the boss of the Monte Carlo Rally-winning M-Sport team, says several more examples of his company’s Ford Fiesta S2000 will appear in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge during the course of the season, albeit in the hands of private teams.
Speaking after helping
to oversee Mikko Hirvonen’s historic win on the IRC season-opener last week, Wilson said: “There are no plans to do any other rounds of the IRC with Mikko but hopefully there will be some private drivers coming into the IRC in Fiestas. They will be run by other teams but hopefully they will do the same job that Mikko has done in Monte Carlo.”
M-Sport plans to build 50 Fiesta S2000s this year and had received 24 confirmed orders prior to the Monte Carlo Rally finishing.
“We’re really encouraged by the performance and I hope the telephone will be ringing at my office for more orders for the car,” Wilson added.