The M-Sport Stobart team had a weekend to remember in Sweden with Mads Ostberg giving the team their best ever result of 2nd. The team also led a rally for the first time ever. So what is the next logical step? Go even bigger in Mexico! The team is set to run with four M-Sport Stobart powered Ford Fiestas. Mads Ostberg and Henning Solberg are the nominated points drivers for the first gravel test of the year. Joining them in a non points capacity will be Matthew Wilson and Evgeny…Read More
Rally – Wilson Opposes Mixed Surface
Stobart driver Matthew Wilson has come out with opposition to the mixed surface rallies that the WRC has instituted. The British driver for the Ford satellite team even issued this statement regarding the events to Autosport: “To me, it just doesn’t make any sense, it’s spoiling the character of some great rallies. It’s not like an event like Rally New Zealand needs to add to the spectacle, is it?” Wilson believes that the way mixed surface rallies used to be tackled was better. This method saw a day of gravel…Read More
Rally – NZ Trouble
Rally – Corona Mexico Review
So ends the first proper gravel test of the year, and what a rally it turned out to be in Mexico! The clear favorites going into this weekend had to be Mikko Hirvonen and the BP Ford team, however it was not to be as the Citroens would prove to be too much. Day 1 was exciting as Petter Solberg would set a dominant pace all day long. Sebastian Ogier would run a clean and consistent second as the two factory Citroen efforts would take the third and fourth positions.…Read More
Rally – WRC Odd Couple?
There are a number of odd couple scenarios that we can see this season already in the WRC. Raikkonen and Ogier, Ken Block and M-Sport are just a couple that come to mind. Today it was announced that Monster Energy and Stobart will now join forces. Starting this weekend in Sweden, both Monster and Stobart will grace the cars of Ken Block and UK driver Matthew Wilson. Stobart, a UK based logistics firm, has been the primary sponsor of the M-Sport satellite team at rallies premiere level. Stobart Group CEO…Read More