NGK-sponsored M-Sport made history when Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia won the first round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship at the legendary Rallye Monte-Carlo.
Winning on its maiden outing, the Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC continues M-Sport’s immaculate record – with another victory on another debut of another new car.
Coming five years after the team’s last win at the 2012 edition of Wales Rally GB, the celebrations were made all the sweeter with a double podium – Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja overcoming all obstacles to secure an impressive third place.
Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “We would like to congratulate the M-Sport team and their drivers for making such an impressive start to this year’s championship. I’m sure that all our customers who are WRC fans are looking forward to following the team’s progress over the course of what should be an exciting season.”
Sébastien Ogier – who is the reigning FIA World Rally Champion – said: “Obviously, I feel really great. It always feels good to win at Rallye Monte-Carlo, but this year we had one of the most difficult challenges we have ever had. We had to contend with some really demanding conditions and also had a new car and a new team – it’s really incredible.”
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