Quaife invests in Ford Fiesta classes
Transmission manufacturer Quaife Engineering will provide every driver committed to the Ford Fiesta and Fiesta Junior championships with a free differential as part of a new sponsorship agreement.
The Sevenoaks-based firm has agreed to become title sponsor of both Ford Racing UK’S Fiesta championship and the BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship for this year, and as part of that agreement will provide a torque biasing differential free of charge to every driver signed up for the full series.
The agreement covers all models eligible for both championships, including the ST, Si, Zetec and Zetec S models. Each differential is worth over £600.
The differentials will be issued to top team Daniels Motorsport, but any drivers unable to fit the component themselves can take their gearbox directly to Quaife to have it fitted free of charge.
Exact entries across both the senior and junior Fiesta series is not yet known, but the scheme would have been worth over £22,000 based on last year’s numbers.
Company head Michael Quaife said: “At Quaife we’ve always been all for beginners coming into motorsport and giving a helping hand where we can, so this is a great chance to put something back into the sport.
“One of the Fiesta Junior drivers [Ben Swift] approached us at the Autosport International Show to see about sponsorship, and it seemed like the perfect chance to help the entire championship out as Quaife has a long history with Ford as a manufacturer.
“The differentials should decrease lap times by up to twoseconds on longer circuits as drivers can get on the power sooner, and they will help reliability too as they reduce stress on the gearbox and driveline compared to standard differentials.”
Ford Racing UK’S Kevin Shortis added: “It’s a great bonus for the championship and really shows Quaife’s dedication to national motorsport.”