M-Sport and Ford Performance released a joint statement on Wednesday where the two parties committed to the new hybrid era that the FIA World Rally Championship will introduce in 2022 to 2024. The new era also strengthens the Blue Ovals partnership and commitment to M-Sport which began in 1997.
Speaking about the news, M-Sport Managing Director Malcolm Wilson OBE commented saying:
“It’s always been important for our sport to move with the times, and this commitment to hybrid technology aligns the future of rallying with Ford’s global commitment towards a more sustainable future.
“As the toughest championship for production-based cars, the FIA World Rally Championship provides the perfect platform to test, develop and promote the latest road car technology – making this development integral to the relevance and continuation of our sport.
“It has also been integral to the continuation of our successful partnership with Ford and safeguards the immediate future of M-Sport in the FIA World Rally Championship.
“Over the past two decades we have delivered some fantastic performances and developed some of the championship’s most successful cars and drivers. Working closely with Ford Performance, it is our intention to continue that success in 2022 and progress on our latest challenger continues with testing both here in the UK and in America.
“There is still a long way to go, but we’re committed to delivering another rally winner as the world moves towards a more sustainable future.”