To prepare for Rally Argentina
The Ford World Rally Team today completed a four-day pre-event test for the Rally Argentina. Held in Sardinia, Grönholm drove the first two days with Hirvonen taking over for the final two.
Both drivers concentrated on developing a
set-up for their cars as well as testing some small improvements.
Tyre choices for Corsica
BP-Ford will choose tyres from two different patterns. BFGoodrich's g-Force Profiler rubber is available in soft, medium and hard compounds for dry asphalt while the Profiler Humid pattern for wet roads is accessible in soft and medium compounds. If the rain is heavy, tyre engineers will carve additional cuts into the rubber of the Humid pattern. The grooves can be either longitudinal to combat aquaplaning, or lateral for extra braking and traction.
Ford privateers at the Tour de Corse
The privately run Stobart-VK-M-Sport Ford Rally Team has entered two 2004-specification Focus RS WRCs. Britain's Matthew Wilson / Michael Orr and Finns Jari-Matti Latvala / Miikka Anttila will drive. The rally is also the second round of the Fiesta SportingTrophy International. Eight Fiesta STs will start.
Press release Ford World Rally Team