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M-Sport Ford Finds Success At 2024 Rally Poland

Though it has already experienced its fair share of success thus far in the 2024 World Rally Championship (WRC) season, the M-Sport Ford rally team also isn’t getting too content, either. In fact, this past weekend’s Rally Poland was an important test for the M-Sport Ford team, as it marked the debut of the all-new, non-hybrid Ford Puma Rally1 racer – the very first the first non-hybrid Rally1 in the WRC since the introduction of the existing models in 2022. Despite that big challenge, the M-Sport Ford team managed to continue its hot streak in Poland, however.

M-Sport Ford 2024 Rally Poland Puma Rally1 - Exterior 003 - Rear Three Quarters

For starters, Adrien Fourmaux and Alex Coria claimed third overall in Poland for the third time this season in their hybrid Puma Rally1 racer, adding 10 provisional championship points to their tally in the process – one point out of fourth place, overall. As for Mārtiņš Sesks and Renārs Francis in the non-hybrid Puma Rally1, that duo also enjoyed a strong weekend, claiming the second-fastest stage time on Friday before securing fifth overall by the time the weekend was over. Finally, Grégoire Munster and Louis Louka delivered another impressive performance by securing seventh overall, too.

“It’s been a fantastic weekend for the entire team,” said M-Sport Ford Team Principal Richard Millener. “To see Adrien consistently set top times all weekend on an unfamiliar event to him was fantastic to watch, and his determination and improvement since the start of the season means he is now a contender on every event. This was shown again today with his impressive third place in the Sunday standings. Hats off to Mārtiņš for an incredible debut, to think he has been fighting Theirry Neuville all weekend is incredible and it has been impressive to watch. I’m now really looking forward to Latvia and seeing what he will achieve there.”

M-Sport Ford 2024 Rally Poland Puma Rally1 - Exterior 002 - Front Three Quarters

Next up on the WRC calendar is Rally Latvia in two weeks, where Sesks will make his debut in the hybrid version of the Puma Rally1. There, the team will be eyeing another podium finish after securing precisely that in Poland, as well as Croatia and Kenya. At least some of this success can be attributed to a joint effort between the team and the automaker that supports it, though the duo just reached an unprecedented milestone at Rally Italia Sardegna, where M-Sport Ford secured its 300th consecutive FIA World Rally Championship manufacturer points finish – the very first time this has happened not only in WRC competition, but also, in any form of motorsport.

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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