Orange1 Racing and M-Sport have created a new partnership that will bring the British team to deploy an official Ford Fiesta R5 in the 2019 Italian Rally Championship led by Simone Campedelli and Tania Canton.
For the fourth year, Simone Campedelli and Orange1 Racing will race with a Ford Fiesta R5 in the Italian Championship, this time with the assistance of M-Sport Poland with whom they can exploit their full potential.
"The entry of M-Sport in the Italian Rally Championship has an implicit but also clear meaning," said Armando Donazzan, the passionate President of Orange1 Racing.
"The value and the greatness of Malcolm Wilson's team needs no introduction so that this new entry in the Italian scene elevates the Championship itself. A bit like Juventus did, bringing Cristiano Ronaldo to play in the Italian football league! M-Sport is a highest-level technical partner and we are so proud to have them as our partner. We will do in the Rally what we are already doing on the track, where we work with top manufacturers like Lamborghini to reach the best results.
"This championship is a great opportunity not only for us but also for Simone Campedelli, who has the right background to finally prove to be the winner we all know. Simone has a fantastic career opportunity and the collaboration with M-Sport can lead to great future development."