january 24, 2017 - Msport

Fiesta WRC wins Rallye Monte-Carlo; double podium with Ogier and Tänak

M-Sport made history this weekend as #sebastienogier and Julien Ingrassia won the first round of the 2017 FIA World #rally Championship at the legendary Rallye Monte-Carlo.

Winning on its maiden outing, the Ecoboost-powered #ford #fiestawrc continues M-Sport’s immaculate record – with another victory on another debut of another new car.

Coming five years after the team’s last win at the 2012 edition of Wales #rally GB, the celebrations were made all the sweeter with a double podium – Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja overcoming all obstacles to secure an impressive third place.

In what has been a highly rewarding weekend for the M-Sport team, the #ford #fiestawrc has proven itself to be a formidable contender and a strong base from which the team can build.

All three #fiestawrc drivers secured stage victories this weekend – three for Ogier, one for Tänak and a further three for Elfyn Evans. The team was also the only manufacturer to secure a one-two on individual stage times – not once, not twice, but three times.

There remains work to do, but this is a very good start and the team are more motivated than ever to continue the season with the taste of champagne.