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Welcome to our regular newsletter which is here to keep you up to date with the latest news about M-Sport and its customers teams. We'll be reporting on the latest news from the company, product and performance news as well as updates on M-Sport products and services.

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INTRODUCTION FROM MALCOLM WILSON OBE, M-SPORT MANAGING DIRECTOR

We're just back from the sixth round of the WRC - Rally Argentina - where the Ford Fiesta RS WRC once again brought home strong points in both the manufactuers' and drivers' championships.

It was a fantastic performance from the car but sadly we didn't make it on the top step of the podium. Jari-Matti had the rally under control before damaging his suspension on a rock and Mikko produced a brave fightback to finish second. Argentina also marked the first time that the Fiesta RS WRC had performed on asphalt and we were very impressed with the results - it certainly bodes well for the sealed surface events later in the season.

Now we're full steam ahead to the Acropolis Rally of Greece - one of the most demanding rallies on the calendar due to the rock-strewn, blisteringly quick roads and sweltering temperatures. It's a real rally of endurance where skill, determination and sheer grit is usually the winning combination. Jari-Matti and Mikko both had a test over there before we went to Argentina so hopefully it should hold us in good stead for a spot at the top of the podium.

I hope you enjoy this newsletter and I look forward to updating you when we arrive back from Greece later this month.

Kind regards,
Malcolm

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HIRVONEN TAKES SECOND IN ARGENTINA AFTER EXCITING FINAL STAGE

Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen finished second in Rally Argentina after a thrilling three-car battle for victory through the final speed test. The Finns missed the top step of the podium by just 2.3sec in their Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car in one of the closest finishes in FIA World Rally Championship history.

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ØSTBERG DOES STOBART PROUD WITH HIGH FIVE IN ARGENTINA

M-Sport Stobart Ford’s Scandinavian pairing of Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson posted their fourth top-five finish of the season in the Ford Fiesta RS WRC after an extremely demanding Rally Argentina.

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VILLAGRA ENTERTAINS FANS WITH SEASON BEST ON HOME EVENT

Argentina’s Federico Villagra secured his best result of the season by finishing sixth for the Munchi’s Ford World Rally Team at Rally Argentina last weekend

The nine-time Argentine Rally Champion and co-driver Jorge Perez Companc shone at their home event and entertained fans from start to finish in Ford's Fiesta RS WRC.

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FISHER SECURES VICTORY ON DEBUT AS ROWE CHAMPIONS JIM CLARK

As the Fiesta SportTrophy (FST) and Fiesta SportChallenge (FSC) crews embarked upon the 4th and first of 3 Tarmac rounds in the 2011 calendar, it was FST debutant Alistair Fisher and the FSC’s latest star, Jack Rowe, who took home the spoils at this weekend’s 41st Jim Clark International and Challenge Rallies.

For the full review please click here

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BLOCK HITS ARGENTINA FOR THE FIRST TIME, FINISHES AND PULLS OFF HIS BEST STAGE PLACEMENT TO DATE

Monster World Rally Team driver Ken Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino headed to South America for their first visit to WRC Argentina and came away with their best-ever WRC stage finish this past weekend.

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KORHONEN FASTEST FIESTA IN GRAVEL EVENT

The first summer event of the Finnish Rally Championship was marked by an impressive showing from Jukka Korhonen. Fresh from his trip to the UK, where the youngster won his class in the Pirelli International Rally, Korhonen stormed to a third victory in the Mac-Croc Fiesta SportTrophy at the 2011 Rally Vanajanlinna.

For the full story please click here

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VAN PARIJS DOMINATE ON GRAVEL

The second round in the Fiesta SportTrophy Belgium championship (FFST), the 2011 Sezoens Rally, saw Tim Van Parijs shine over his younger competitors to take a convincing win on the challenging day’s stages.

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NEW NEWSLETTER FUNCTION ON WEBSITE

The web team at M-Sport are always looking at new ways to upate our website and we've recently added a newsletter function to our website.

The new facility allows visitors to the site to browse past newsletters and also enables individuals to sign up to the newsletter directly from our website ensuring that M-Sport's global ventures are delivered directly to your inbox

To sign up to the newsletter or to browse our database please click here

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OTHER NEWS

BARADIGIT - ELE RALLY, HOLLAND

Erik Van Loon finished first in Holland at the weekend in a Ford Focus RS WRC

CASTROL EDGE JUDENBURG - POLSTAL RALLY, AUSTRIA

Hannes Danzinger finished first in class and tenth overall in a Ford Fiesta R2 last weekend

RALLY DELLA MARCA, ITALY

Paolo Porro came second in their Ford Focus RS WRC in Italy last weekend and Uwe Nittel finished sixth in a Ford Fiesta S2000

RALLY DU CHABLAIS, SWITZERLAND

Rodolfo Esposito finished second in class and 17th overall in Switzerland at the weekend in a Ford Fiesta R2

RALLY RONDE DELLE MINIERE, ITALY

Nicola Botta finished fourth at the weekend in a Ford Focus RS WRC. Claudio Missaglia finished seventh in another Focus RS WRC

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