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NGK-sponsored M-Sport impresses in Mexico


15 Mar 2019

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The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin secured a podium finish at Rally Mexico – bringing their EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC home in third place.

Evans, whose car is fitted with NGK spark plugs and NTK Lambda sensors, achieved the eighth podium of his career, and his first alongside Martin. It’s also the 29th top-three finish for the top-specification Fiesta which continues to prove its performance on every surface.

Rally Mexico is considered one of the toughest events in the FIA World Rally Championship, and Evans took that in his stride – not making a single mistake and delivering impressive pace and consistency throughout the weekend.

Regularly posting top times, the Welshman held second position for much of the event before being pipped for second place by championship leader Ott Tänak who finished behind eventual winner former M-Sport world champions Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia.

Evans said: “It’s a good result, but I can’t help but feel a little disappointed because second place should have been on the cards this weekend. Unfortunately, there were just a couple of things that cost us quite a lot.

“That said, it was still a good weekend and there are a lot of positives to take away. We didn’t make a single mistake and we’ve collected some good points that will give us a better road position in Corsica. Most importantly, we can see that we’ve made some good changes to the car and we’ll work hard to build on that throughout the year.”

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “It was a tremendous performance by Elfyn and Scott in demanding conditions and will give him and the whole M-Sport team increased confidence for the rest of the 2019 WRC season.”

For more information about NGK and its products and services, please visit www.ngkntk.com

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