M-Sports Team Principal Malcolm Wilson was delighted with his outfit’s debut with their new car. Reigning World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier secured his fourth consecutive Rallye Monte Carlo win at the weekend in the brand new Ford Fiesta EccoBoost WRC.
Speaking following the rally, Wilson commented by saying:
“I can’t put into words the feeling in the team right now. It’s been five years since we have stood on the top step of the podium and I can tell you that it’s a feeling we want to continue.
“Once again, we have won on our debut with a new car and I think that just goes to prove the high level of expertise we have in this company. You just have to look at the performance of all three drivers – Sébastien, Ott and Elfyn all securing stage wins.
“We have got a great base car in the Ford Fiesta WRC. We know that we’ve still got a lot of work to do, but we’ve certainly got something good to work with.
“Again, I cannot praise the team enough. This result is down to their hard work and dedication. Each and every one of them – here on event and back home at Dovenby Hall – should be extremely proud of what we have achieved this weekend.
M-Sports are the only privateer team competing in the World Rally Championship in 2017 and their victory on Sunday shows that they compete with the manufacturers and come out on top.