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WRC squad M-Sport is celebrating its 40th anniversary at this weekend’s Neste Rally Finland.

Since forming Malcolm Wilson Motorsport in 1979, the company of team leader Malcolm Wilson OBE has gone from strength to strength and M-Sport now operates a thriving motorsport business on the stages and circuits of some of the world’s most acclaimed motorsport series.

The Fiesta WRCs will carry a commemorative logo at Rally Finland, harking back to the original Malcolm Wilson Motorsport design. Drivers Teemu Suninen and Gus Greensmith will also wear special red gloves in celebration of Wilson’s ruby anniversary, while the retro-inspired logo will appear as the profile picture on M-Sport’s social media platforms.

Malcolm Wilson said: “When I started Malcolm Wilson Motorsport, I never imagined it would become what it is today. Likewise when the company became M-Sport and we moved into Dovenby Hall, I never thought we would outgrow the space. But we now have a state-of-the-art facility in Krakow and are in the midst of building the M-Sport Evaluation Centre which will provide a unique centre of excellence for engineering design and development.”

Founded in support of its namesake’s career, Malcolm Wilson Motorsport grew alongside the Cumbrian’s own success and was soon running customer cars on a global scale.

The team has enjoyed much success, including multiple manufacturer and driver world rally championships.

On the circuits, M-Sport has joined forces with Bentley in GT racing and Jaguar for the unique I-PACE eTROPHY for electric cars.

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Chris Nixon

Chris Nixon is Media Manager for Kennards Hire Rally Australia.

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