Accelerated development of the new Ford Fiesta, which will challenge their opponents in the WRC FIA World Rally Championship in 2011, this is the confirmation of the technical regulations, provided by the Motor Sport Administrative Committee.
The decision on the technical specifications applied starting next season was a crucial partner for Europe and Ford M-Sport to launch vehicle development derived from the successful Fiesta range.
FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) has approved the introduction of 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that can come from manufacturers or basic engines can be developed specifically, according to new regulation. It was the final technical decision taken following last year’s announcement, which stated that the new category for 2011 will respect the S2000 regulations.
The Europe Ford motorsport director, Gerard Quinn, welcomed the decision of the WMSC. It is vital for the sport to prove attention to the environment and also to realize the direction that our cars daily will follow. Introducing the the 1600 cmc turbo engine as soon as possible makes sense according to technical compliance S2000, which proved so effective, he said.
The Ford Car for the 2011 championship will be called Ford Fiesta RS WRC and will replace the record breaker Ford Focus RS World Rally Car.
Ford Fiesta RS WRC will be based on the developed model by M-Sport Fiesta S2000, launched in 2009 and which has dominated the legendary Monte Carlo Rally event start in January this year. However there will be significant differences between the two cars, not only in terms of the new 1.6 liter engine, but also in design.