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Team Visit To M-Sport 25th June 2003

The team were fortunate enough to be invited to M-Sport in the Lake District for a tour of the factory where the Ford Focus World Rally Car is built. The tour took in all of the major areas of the factory.

We were shown round the various departments which deal with trasmission, engine, electrics, body shells etc. We were then shown the workshop where the cars are assembled. There was Marko Martin's '03 car and an '02 car being run by Miku Hirvonen in this years world championship. There were also a number of customer cars in various states of re-assembly.

The tour ended with a look round the museum which contains some cars owned by Malcolm Wilson.

Many thanks to Donald Purdie of M-Sport for taking the time to show us round. It was a fascinating couple of hours seeing how a professional team run their cars.

Below are a selection of photographs taken during the visit.

The team try out a '02 WRC Focus for size
Gordon    Ian    Sam

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