M-SPORT WORLD RALLY TEAM FORD FIESTA RS WRC
Tricky year this one for M-sport. Like the rest of rally world, it’s all eyes on 2017 as the sport gears-up for significant regulation change and all-new World Rally Cars. M-sport’s rivals Volkswagen and Hyundai can rely on significant resource to run the 2016 programme alongside the test and development effort for next season, but that’s likely to stretch the Cumbrian squad – especially in September and October, when the intensity in both areas will go up a level. After a year with up-and-coming drivers, it’ll be fascinating to see what a rally winner like Mads Ostberg can do with the Fiesta.