Mcgarrity hoping Fiesta WRC is fixed
M-sport has promised that the problems on Derek Mcgarrity’s Ford Fiesta RS WRC have been solved ahead of the next round of the Northern Ireland Rally Championship this weekend.
A six-time winner of the mixed surface series, Mcgarrity intends to tackle the closed-roads Mourne Rally. But his Fiesta has suffered a number of mechanical setbacks since the beginning of the season forcing him to send it back to engineers at M-sport. The latest was an engine air locking issue on the last round, the Tour of the Sperrins, which reduced power and led to overheating.
However, Mcgarrity has been assured the car has been restored to full working order. “M-sport has promised me everything has been fixed,” he said, “so I can only hope that it has. Like every rally we go to the aim is to finish somewhere in the top three.”
His lead in the drivers’ standings is currently 10 points from opening round winner Kenny Mckinstry, while Alastair Cochrane holds third.
Mcgarrity’s Ford Fiesta WRC