Woda praises WRC3 revamp

Woda praises WRC3 revamp

Saturday | 15 Jan 2022

M-Sport Poland managing director Maciej Woda has applauded the FIA’s resolution to alter this yr’s WRC3 rules to run solely for Rally3 class automobiles.

Bridging the hole between entry-level rallying and the Rally2 equipment which feeds into the highest tier, Rally3 is acknowledged as some of the vital lessons within the sport. 
M-Sport was first to market with its Ford Fiesta Rally3 – which has been competing for near a yr now – however there are extra producers anticipated to disclose WRC3-ready automobiles sooner or later.
“It’s incredible information to have this WRC3 championship title,” mentioned Woda. “After all, we all know already the Fiesta Rally3 is the automotive for use within the Junior World Rally Championship, however to have a stand-alone class like WRC3 is so vital for us.”

Molly Taylor drove a Fiesta Rally3 in 2021Last yr’s FIA Junior WRC champion Sami Pajari leads the WRC3 cost at subsequent week’s Rallye Monte-Carlo (20 – 23 January), with Enrico Brazzoli and Jan Černy additionally working Fiesta Rally3’s ready at M-Sport’s Kraków manufacturing facility.
“This can be a actually thrilling season for us,” Woda continued. “We are actually constructing the 54th Fiesta Rally3, which demonstrates the demand for this automotive and this class. 
“Like you may think about, we had been very pleased the FIA ratified an even bigger restrictor for the automotive – we now have gone from 30 to 31mm – and this provides the automotive 235bhp as an alternative of simply over 200. 
“When it comes to torque, we’ll have 415Nm as an alternative of 400. That change makes an already good automotive, simply incredible. It’s a lot enjoyable to drive and with this energy and four-wheel drive, I believe it might make some surprises this yr.”

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