The M-Sport World Rally Team will be Attending the 2019 World Rally Championship

One of the world's leading rally teams, the M-Sport World Rally Team, will be attending the 2019 World Rally Championship, which starts this month in Monte Carlo, with the support of Ford Trucks and its new F-MAX tractor vehicle, winner of the “2019 International Truck of the Year” award.

Ford Trucks Assistant CEO, Serhan Turfan, explains how Ford Trucks has been supporting global motor sports: “As an international manufacturer, we invest in and support motorsports. As part of this, we are extremely proud to support M-Sport, a team which has been dominating rally circuits for 21 years, with our new award-winning F-MAX tractor vehicle.

”The countdown to the 2019 World Rally Championship (WRC) season's opening race in Monte Carlo has begun. Rally Monte Carlo will take place 24-27 January 2019, and Ford Trucks will be providing its new F-MAX tractor vehicle, winner of the “2019 International Truck of the Year (ITOY)” award, to support the M-Sport World Rally Team.

The 2019 World Rally Championship is a gruelling series of 14 races which gets underway on 24 January in Monte Carlo, with Rally Sweden following on 14 February. With rallies set to take place in Mexico, France, Argentina, Chile, Portugal and Italy in the first half of the year, the 2019 WRC season will resume after the summer break with Rally Finland on 04 August. After Rally Germany on 22 August, Rally Turkey will take place 12-15 September 2019. After races in Great Britain and Spain, the season comes to an close with Rally Australia in November.

The contract between M-Sport World Rally Team and Ford Trucks was signed in September last year, and the new F-MAX tractor vehicle, winner of the “2019 International Truck of the Year (ITOY)” award, will support the M-Sport team during the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

“We’ll provide our new F-MAX tractor vehicle, winner of the “2019 International Truck of the Year” award

”Explaining that Ford Trucks supports motor sports across the globe, Ford Trucks Assistant CEO, Serhan Turfan, went on to say: "Ford Trucks is one of the largest manufactures in the international heavy commercial vehicles market, and we bring together 60 years of truck manufacturing experience with our ability to develop products which meet the needs of the market. As we continue to grow in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, as an international brand, we also invest in and support motorsports. In this scope, our first partnership was with the Ford GT racing team at the FIA World Endurance Championship, and we have been supporting them for the past three years. During this partnership, four of our vehicles have been used to provide transport services to Ford GT during the championship. VDR Trucks Racing is another rally team we have supported. They raced a Ford Trucks vehicle for the first time at the 2019 Dakar Rally. We are continuing to support motor sports through the contract signed with M-Sport last September. Ford Trucks will support the M-Sport World Rally Team with our new F-MAX tractor vehicle, winner of the “2019 International Truck of the Year (ITOY)” award. We are incredibly proud to be supporting a team as successful as this. We thank M-Sport for choosing the F-MAX, and we wish them every success at the World Rally Championship.”

2019 World Rally Championship calendar:

24 January Rally Monte Carlo

14 February Rally Sweden

07 March Rally Mexico

28 March Rally France

25 April Rally Argentina

09 May Rally Chile

30 May Rally Portugal

13 June Rally Italy

01 August Rally Finland

22 August Rally Germany

12 September Rally Turkey

03 September Rally Great Britain

24 September Rally Spain

14 November Rally Australia

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