The Ford Fiesta Super 2000R rally car, currently run in the Australian domestic rally series, has been approved by the FIA for regional homologation, meaning it’s now able to be used on APRC rounds.
Currently the only Super 2000 version of the Fiesta, the S2000R was developed in Melbourne by Britek Motorsport and rallied in Pirtek colours last year by former WRC competitor Michael Guest and West Australian Darren Windus. The Ford Pirtek team closed their doors at the end of last year, with Guest moving back into a Subaru group N. But Windus has been using a privately entered S2000R for selected rounds of this years Australian Rally Championship.
FIA homologation means the car is eligible to compete in domestic championships in the Asia-Pacific region that allow Super 2000 cars, as well as all APRC events, and rallies Japan, and New Zealand and Australia (which form part of the FIA World Rally Championship).
“Britek is delighted to have the Fiesta S2000R homologated for competition in the Asia Pacific region,” said Britek Motorsport Manager Marcus Clarke.
“Along with CAMS we first presented the two rally Fiestas, plus a complete kit of parts, to President of the FIA Technical Commission Jacques Berger and Director General of the FIA Manufacturers Commission Gabriel Cadringher in November. The goal now is to get people in the Fiesta S2000R and onto the podium!”
CAMS FIA delegate Garry Connelly was also pleased to see the Fiesta complete homologation. “Whilst the homologation is initially for the Asia Pacific region, when a quantity of 10 ‘build kits’ can be completed FIA worldwide homologation may be applied for. It would be great a feat for a manufacturer in Australia to achieve this, particularly as Super 2000 will soon be a base of the FIA’s new World Rally Car regulations.”