The FordFiesta SportTrophy [FST] is a one-make championship that aims to provide an economical, well-regulated, uniform and fun environment for all competitors. There are currently nine national FST championships globally - in Belgium, Finland, Latvia, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, Spain, Turkey and Russia.
With 280 Ford Fiesta R2s sold across 27 different countries, the concept was previously based around the hugely successful GpN FordFiesta ST, which recieved world-wide recognition on performance and durability and became the perfect learning tool for the young and inexperienced.
The Fiesta R2 made its competitive debut in 2010. The knowledge gained from the development of the GpN Fiesta ST, as well as the world-title winning Ford Focus RS WRC, was transferred to the development of Ford and M-Sport's first global rally car - the then principle step on Ford's 'Ladder of Opportunity.'
Each national Championship forms the initial means by which young and aspiring drivers might make the first 'step' on Ford's 'Ladder of Opportunity'. Thereafter, drivers are encouraged to step up to feeder series' at International level such as the FIA Junior World Rally Championship which provides the stars of tomorrow with an unrivalled opportunity to develop their talent, cost-effectively, on the world stage.
As such, the FST reinforces the system that Ford and M-Sport have put in place to support young drivers from the grass roots up to top-level rallying.