The Ford Motor Company could potentially return to the World Rally Championship as a manufacturer in the future.
The American marque withdrew from WRC as a works team in 2012 but have been working closely with British based M-Sports since 2012 and at the Rallye Monte Carlo last weekend, the opening round of the 2017 season, M-Sports with the brand new Ford Fiesta Eccoboost WRC prepared with support from Ford Performance took victory in Monte Carlo.
Reigning World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier took his fourth consecutive Monte Carlo win. The global head of Ford Performance Dave Pericak attended his first World Rally Championship event last weekend and told WRC LIVE:
This is my first time to attend a WRC rally and it has been amazing. We have been involved in a number of different motorsports; in GRC in America and now in WRX with Ken Block and our team there, but now I’m over here and we’re going to make this part of our plan going forward.
Pericak said that Ford Performance are extremely excited to have Ogier in the car and the result in Monte Carlo bodes well for the coming season.
Pericak said that the company are delighted with the job that Malcolm Wilson and his team at M-Sports have done and they are looking into what they can do together in the future.