Anders Grøndal made a successful debut on gravel with his Ford Fiesta R5 Evo at Lista in the south of Norway last Saturday.

The rally is run through stunning scenery close to the ocean and marked Grøndal’s debut at the event as he teamed up with former co-driver, Roger Eilertsen, for the first time behind the wheel of the Fiesta.

The 43-strong entry list included three Fiesta R5s and Grøndal was the favourite for the win.

Setting the pace on the opening speed test, the Norwegian went on to win all six stages as he claimed a convincing victory.

After a strong winter season, Grøndal was excited to see how the Fiesta would perform on gravel and was suitably impressed with the performance – proving that he would be just as formidable in the summer season as he had been throughout the winter season.

Now, the Norwegian will compete every weekend for the rest of April as he looks forward to securing more success behind the wheel of his Fiesta R5 Evo.