Ford news before Rally Argentina
Ford TeamRS director Jost Capito, BP-Ford director Malcolm Wilson and Marcus Grönholm spent two days in Moscow this week as part of Ford Russia's Focus ST road car launch.
Media drove the car, upon which the Focus RS WRC is based, while
Grönholm undertook photoshoots and interviews for various Russian magazines.
Tyre choices for Argentina
BP-Ford will use BFGoodrich's g-Force low wear gravel tyres and teams are only allowed to nominate one tread pattern this year. The pattern is relatively compact to ensure a maximum amount of rubber is in contact with the ground for the best possible grip and traction.
The grooves can be hand cut to open them if there is a lot of loose gravel on the road surface or if the tracks become muddy. The tyres will be available in soft, medium and hard compounds.
Ford privateers in Argentina
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 Argentines Luis Perez Companc and Jose Maria Volta will drive. The rally is the fourth round of the Junior World Rally Championship and Estonia's Jaan Mölder and German co-driver Katrin Becker will drive a Fiesta S1600.
Press release Ford World Rally Team