Ford Returning To WRC With M-Sport In 2018

Ford will increase its involvement in the World Rally Championship following M-Sport’s hugely successful campaign with Sebastien Ogier.

Ford ended its factory involvement in the sport after the 2012 season, leaving M-Sport as a solo effort using Ford rally cars. On the back of winning this year’s title, Ogier expressed his desire to see Ford provide factory support to M-Sport.

Well, Ogier’s Christmas wish has been granted with confirmation that the British team will now be known as M-Sport Ford World Rally Team.

Speaking to Motorsport, M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson expressed his optimism for the partnership.

“It’s great to see the Ford name back alongside M-Sport in the World Rally Championship. We welcome the increased level of technical support from Ford Performance. Defending the two world titles is going to be a big job for us next year, so we’re very grateful for the support from Ford.”

M-Sport recently confirmed that Sebastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans will stay with the squad next season.

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  • Woo Hoo! My favorite underdog team will survive, it’s not full factory effort but at least it’s nothing than driving without factory support. And good news for Ogiers as well.

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