Cosworth congratulates Ford on winning Rally Australia The Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team enjoyed a sensational return to winning ways at Rally Australia last weekend as Mikko Hirvonen triumphed ahead of fellow Fiesta RS WRC driver Jari-Matti Latvala after 26 special stages over three days.
Cosworth, whose state-of-the-art electronics systems are a key performance feature of the Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car, would like to extend its congratulations to the team for a second rally win of the season.
The Fiesta RS WRC made a competitive season debut at Rally Sweden back in February, securing a podium clean sweep, so this latest victory at round 10 of the championship is a very welcome result for everyone involved, including Cosworth. The win moves Hirvonen to within 15 points of the outright lead in the WRC standings with three rounds remaining.
Cosworth’s Sport Business Unit Leader, Thomas Buckler, said: “Cosworth would like to congratulate Ford and the Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team on a fantastic 1-2 result in Rally Australia. It's great to see Ford and Mikko Hirvonen capture the top step on the podium. It was a super performance and Cosworth, as providers of the electronics systems on the Fiesta RS WRC, shares in this triumph. We look forward to seeing our technical collaboration continue to flourish in what will be an exciting final three rallies of the season with Rallye de France Alsace, Rally of Spain and Wales Rally GB."
About Cosworth in WRC Cosworth’s electronics division provides the complete set of systems for Ford’s rally cars, from R2 through IRC, Super 2000 and WRC, with the latter of these being the highest level that Cosworth provides. This specification includes the MQ12 engine controller, the most capable that Cosworth has produced, which ensures maximum power and performance is obtained from the direct injection 1.6L turbo spec engine.
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