Ford Puma Hybrid To Run The 2022 World Rally Championship Season

The Ford Feast World Rally Cars And Truck is no more. Starting this year, Ford will certainly run the Puma Hybrid that will adhere to the new Rally1 regulations. With that said, the Puma ends the Fiesta’s top-flight rallying occupation that has spanned a years.

While the new car has the body of a Puma crossover, it is a spaceframe framework under the skin. Under the Rally1 laws, these automobiles no longer require a manufacturing automobile base. These new vehicles likewise bring a hybrid drive system that can deliver up to 100 kilowatts (134 horse power) and might be used in unique phases.

The 2022 Puma Rally1 still utilizes the 1.6-liter turbo from the Fiesta WRC. The exact power figures are unidentified, however it floats around the 380 horse power (283 kilowatts) array. Thanks to the electrical increase, these brand-new Rally1 automobiles can produce as much as 500 horsepower (373 kilowatts) at the press of a switch. In some ways, we are returning to the days of Team B rallying, albeit with a far better understanding of security.

The new Puma Rally1 automobile additionally has to follow brand-new constraints. For instance, the cars and truck has actually less downforce compared to the Fiesta rally car from the previous seasons. These need to also have much less suspension travel and also make use of a five-speed transmission; flappy paddles are not allowed. Facility differentials are prohibited under the new rules.

Leading Ford’s 2022 WRC fee will be Craig Breen as well as co-driver Paul Nagle. Breen and Nagle originated from the Hyundai Globe Rally Group to bring Ford back to the winner’s circle. Other vehicle drivers as well as co-drivers for the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team are Adrien Fourmaux as well as Alexandre Coria, Gus Greensmith as well as Jonas Andersson, and also Sebastien Loeb with Isabelle Galmiche.

The 2022 Globe Rally Championship season will begin at the Monte Carlo rally in Monaco. It will certainly run from January 20, 2022, to January 23, 2022, with 17 phases planned.