Published on February 7th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ford’s Fiesta ST Global RallyCross Race Car Unveiled
Ford will debut the new Fiesta ST Global RallyCross race car in weeks. The car is from company ‘OlsbergsMSE’, which has partnered up with Ford and will feature drivers Tanner Foust and Brian Deegan. Ford and OlsbergsMSE have signed a multiyear partnership to build on their back-to-back Global RallyCross Championships and multiple X Games medals. Ken Block will also be returning as a Ford driver in 2013, with his new Fiesta ST Global RallyCross car set to be revealed soon. The Global RallyCross Championship will have a true global presence in 2013. In addition to five expected North American events, there will be four X Games in 2013 with RallyCross competition held in the traditional setting of Los Angeles as well as new venues in Brazil, Spain and Germany. Started in 2009, Global RallyCross is a rallycross event that has gained a fair amount of commercial success and looks to be becoming more and more popular with each year’s passing. Tanner Foust was crowned champion in 2012, having driven an OlsbergsMSE-prepped Fiesta. The road going 2014 Ford Fiesta ST will use a 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, rated at 197 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque.