2002 Ford Focus RS WRC


2002 Ford Focus RS WRC

2002 Ford Focus RS WRC

Ford will be operating a comprehensive programme of rally sport in 2002, from the FIA World Rally Championship with Ford Focus RS WRC cars, through Junior World and National championships with Ford Puma Super 1600 cars to the grass-roots of rallying with the Ford Ka, Ford will be aiming to enhance its reputation as a winning marque.

Driving for Ford in 2002 are Colin McRae and Carlos Saintz.

Double world champions Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya and 1995 title holder Colin McRae with co-driver Nicky Grist will join forces for the third season to head the Ford challenge in new and improved Focus RS World Rally Cars. For all 14-rounds of the world championship, they will be joined by Estonia’s Markko Martin and his British co-driver Michael Park, regarded as among rallying’s stars of the future.

2002 Ford Focus RS WRC

Sainz, whose car will carry number four, and McRae, who will be number five, will be the Ford Rallye Sport team’s two nominated drivers for the season. However under the new championship rules Martin, whose Focus will carry number six, will also be eligible to score points for both the manufacturers’ and drivers’ championships on each round.

All three Focus RS cars will be built and run by M-Sport, the British-based team which has operated Ford’s world championship programme since 1997.

2002 Ford Focus RS WRC

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
built at Detroit, Michigan, USA
engine Ford Zetec E Inline-4
position Front Transverse
aspiration Twin Garett Turbocharged
valvetrain 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 1991 cc / 121.5 in³
bore 84.8 mm / 3.34 in
stroke 88 mm / 3.46 in
power 223.7 kw / 300 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output 150.68 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 243.9 bhp per tonne
torque 550 nm / 405.7 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels Front Engine / 4WD
front brakes Brembo Vented Discs w/8-Pot Calipers
f brake size x 370 mm / x 14.6 in
rear brakes Brembo Vented Discs w/8-Pot Calipers
r brake size x 370 mm / x 14.6 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18.0 x 8.0 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18.0 x 8.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Reiger Adjustable Dampers, Anti Roll Bar
r suspension MacPherson Struts w/Reiger Adjustable Dampers, Anti Roll Bar
curb weight 1230 kg / 2712 lbs
wheelbase 2615 mm / 103.0 in
length 4152 mm / 163.5 in
width 1770 mm / 69.7 in
height 1380 mm / 54.3 in
transmission Xtrac 240 6-Speed Sequential
gear ratios :1