Spanish driver Joan ‘Nani’ Roma will lead Ford’s debut within the 2024 Dakar Rally, with the M-Sport Neil Woolridge Motorsport Ford Ranger T1+, “at all times” with the aim of profitable and after the workforce debuts in rally raids in Baja Espana Aragon 2023, on July 21 and 22, based on a press release.
“M-Sport and Neil Woolridge Motorsport, in collaboration with Ford Efficiency, will compete within the Baja Espana Aragon 2023, a check that may happen on July 21 and 22, with the Spanish Nani Roma and the South African Gareth Woolridge on the wheel, together with their respective co-drivers, Alex Haro and Boyd Dreyer,” the workforce introduced.
This check in Spanish territory would be the workforce’s debut on a world scale with the M-Sport NWM Ford Ranger T1+, with its sights set on the 2024 Dakar Rally. Thus, Nani Roma and his co-driver Alex Haro will be capable to gauge their potential with the Ranger within the Baja Espana Aragon, the primary degree check for the brand new undertaking of the North American model, which is able to be capable to “consider the efficiency and decide the course of improvement” of its renewed proposal.
Because the assertion highlighted, Rome has actively participated within the improvement of the brand new Ranger T1+, contributing “seniority” and “incalculable expertise”, with 26 Dakar editions behind it -with 5 ultimate finishes-, as one of many three drivers who’ve received the rally on bikes (2004) and vehicles (2014).
“Roma’s expertise in automobile improvement is being leveraged doubly at M-Sport. As well as, it’s offering perception and evaluation for Ford’s upcoming Ranger Raptor T1+ automobile, which is able to compete for high honors on the Dakar Rally 2025”, superior Ford.
The Spanish driver, who has already raced with Mitsubishi, BMW, Mini, Toyota, Borgward and BRX, highlighted the “nice work” of all the workforce to “stabilize” the renewed Ranger, bettering its “reliability” and rising its “efficiency”. . “We’ve been working collectively in the fitting course. The Ranger is a robust automotive, we nonetheless have a number of factors to work on, however it’s in an awesome place proper now,” he commented.
“I’ve identified M-Sport for years, they’ve at all times been a high degree workforce within the World Rally Championship, preventing for wins and championships, and they’re an extremely skilled group of people who find themselves nice to work with. The workforce could be very organized and, though they’re in a special setting than they don’t seem to be used to, they’ve shortly understood what is required to face this problem”, he applauded his work workforce.
Lastly, Rome evaluated the choices of Ford’s new undertaking for the Dakar, making it clear that “at all times” works “to win.” “I’ve received the Baja Espana Aragon 9 occasions, it might be very particular to win the tenth with Ford. Victory is at all times my aim, and much more so because it’s my residence race, however this time it’s somewhat totally different. I’ve been right here for a 12 months and a half with out competing and I’ve a really new setting, however it’s the excellent alternative to see the place we’re. We’re very enthusiastic about Ford,” he concluded.