M-Sport collaborates with VP Racing Fuels

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M-Sport’s Fiesta R5, already one of the brand’s most successful projects, is to take another step forward in terms of its development thanks to a new collaboration with VP Racing Fuels.

Conducting a thorough research and development programme, the two companies have developed “VP R5” – a high-performance 102 Octane FIA-certified competition fuel specially designed for the Fiesta R5.

The partnership was formed during the development of the new Ecoboost-powered Evo engine, as M-Sport engineers found marked performance gains against other 102 Octane fuels. M-Sport’s continued commitment to delivering the best possible product means that all new Fiesta R5 Evos will be mapped and delivered with a first fill of VP R5.

The specialty fuel is now readily available at all VP Racing distributors and M-Sport look forward to delivering further successes with the Fiesta R5 Evo and VP Racing Fuels.

“We might be a privateer team, but work on our various projects never stops,” explained Malcolm Wilson OBE, M-Sport managing director. “The team are constantly evaluating research and development at a number of levels and this particular project delivered performance gains that were hard to ignore.

“Our close partnership with VP Racing Fuels has resulted in the creation of VP R5 and our engineers concluded that it provides optimum performance as the best competition fuel on the market.

“Committed to delivering the best possible product to our valued clients around the globe, all Fiesta R5 Evos will now be mapped and delivered on VPR5 – something that we hope will only increase the impressive level of success we’ve enjoyed with the new-evolution Fiesta R5.”

“We were excited about the opportunity to collaborate on fuel development with M-Sport as they are recognized worldwide for top tier performance in rally racing,” added Mark Ticen, VP Racing Fuels director of sales. “It has been a pleasure to work with M-Sport’s team of professionals and we’re honoured that they chose VP R5 to power the new Fiesta R5.

“We look forward to a successful long-term partnership with M-Sport and are committed to helping keep them on the leading edge of performance for years to come.”

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive portfolio. Prior to joining the company, John worked for leading automotive design website, Car Design News. Currently editor of Engine Technology International, Professional MotorSport World, Professional MotorSport Circuit, and Transmission Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web and social media content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as chairman of the annual Professional MotorSport World Awards.

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