Mc­gar­rity hop­ing Fi­esta WRC is fixed

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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

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