Elfyn Evans was fastest 2WD in Rallye de France

The Ford Fiesta R2 claimed its best ever finish in the FIA World Rally Championship at last weekend’s Rallye de France.

Elfyn Evans, former Kick Energy Fiesta SportTrophy UK and Ireland champion, piloted his Pirelli-supported Gwyndaf Evans Motorsport Fiesta R2 to an impressive 16th place overall to be top 2WD car and took the victory in Class 6.

Out of the 64 cars that entered the 11th round of the WRC, 36 were Ford cars. Ford won the R2 class, the Super 2000 World Rally Championship (S-WRC) with the Fiesta S2000 and the Ford Fiesta RS WRC claimed seven fastest stage times including five out of six stage wins on the event’s final day.

France marked only the second time that 22-year-old Evans has competed outside the UK.

Elfyn Evans said: “France was my first experience competing on asphalt outside the UK and I’m delighted to have finished 16th overall. I was happy with my pace against the FIA WRC Academy drivers and we set some fastest stage times whilst competing with those guys which felt really good. The car was going really well too and we had no problems. I’m just delighted to have left my third WRC event and first rally on asphalt outside the UK with such a good result.”