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M-Sport Ford Rally Team Reaches Unprecedented Milestone

Through the first part of the 2024 rally racing season, the M-Sport Ford World Rally Championship (WRC) team has thus far claimed multiple podium finishes and enjoyed a considerable amount of success. The M-Sport Ford team will look to keep that streak going at this coming weekend’s Rally Poland – where the WRC will take on those challenging gravel surfaces for the first time in several years – but in the meantime, that same team is also celebrating a rather notable milestone.

M-Sport Ford 2024 Croatia Rally - Exterior 001 - Rear Three Quarters

That milestone was achieved at the recent Rally Italia Sardegna, where M-Sport Ford secured its 300th consecutive FIA World Rally Championship manufacturer points finish. This is the very first time this has happened not only in WRC competition, but also, in any form of motorsport, and began 22 years ago when Carlos Sainz and Colin McRae finished third and fourth in the Ford Focus WRC at the 2002 Rallye Monte Carlo.

Since then, M-Sport has secured WRC manufacturer championship points at every rally it has entered across six continents, 29 countries, and 84,365 kilometers (52,421 miles), with 29 drivers and 38 co-drivers in the cockpit. “To deliver 300 consecutive points finishes in WRC is quite incredible,” said Mark Rushbrook, Global Head of Ford Performance. “I can’t think of any motorsport team that has ever delivered anything on this scale in any formula and Malcolm [Wilson] and the M-Sport team are pushing the boundaries of what it means to deliver excellence. We have had a great relationship with M-Sport over the decades and we congratulate and thank them for the dedication and hard work that it takes to deliver this performance.”

Non-Hybrid Ford Puma Rally1 - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

As one might imagine, the M-Sport Ford team has overcome its fair share of adversity and change over the past 22 years to get to this point, and that will continue in the 2025 season as well. In fact, M-Sport will debut the brand new, non-hybrid Ford Puma Rally1 racer at this weekend’s race in Poland, which is set to take the reins from the hybrid model next year.

We’ll have more on M-Sport Ford soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford racing news and comprehensive Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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