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A bit of a hasted project, really. Ford created a management mess which prevented the Escort Cosworth to show its true potential, see as well our blah on the Escort Cosworth. By the time Ford started to get their act together better, some weak areas of the Cosworth started to show and the Cosworth was clearly over its peak. The main problem area was the rear axle and the handling. With the new WRCar rules exactly this could be addressed easily, mainly as the new rules permitted the rear axle was of a completely new design, that did not in the slightest resemble what was found on the Escort Cosworth road car, nor obviously on the according group A versions. To identify an Escort WRC from an Escort Cosworth you have to look at the rear spoiler. Here the famous Cosworth whale-tail made way for another huge spoiler of completely different design (lower, rounder). Other than these 2 aspects the Escort WRC was however indeed very much a groupA Escort Cosworth, as indeed many of the existing groupA Escort Cosworths, even private ones, have been converted to an Escort WRC.

So far this all sounds clever, so why was it a hasted project? Well, again in reference to the previous management mess, Ford decided to move the WRC operation to Malcom Wilson's company. The decission came late, sometime early November 1996. At this point Malcolm had nothing in place - no offence to him, would you employ dozens of the world's most expensive engineers without being sure of getting the according contract? All that meant Malcolm Wilson now had 2months time to not only design and develop a new WRCar version of the Escort, he had to find according facilities, employ staff and built them into a team first, all that in 2months!!!! That at the start line of the 1997 Rallye Monte Carlo two brand new Ford Escort WRC were sitting ready to go was probably one of the biggest miracles in WRC history!
 

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Ford Escort (Mk5) Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
BHP@
RPM
Torque
(Nm)@
RPM
Length
Width
Height
Weight
(Kg/BPM
Ratio)
 
Trans.
(W'base)
Ford Escort (Mk5) WRC (97-99) 300/5500 500/4000 4211.1770.1425 1230 (4.1) 4x4 (2550)

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Ford Escort (Mk5) Results

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Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
13th. 2000 WRC Rally of Finland J. Valimäki J. Kalliolepo #48 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
4th. 1999 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo F. Delecour D. Savignoni #19 [UNKNOWN] 5:20:51.8
8th. 1999 WRC Swedish Rally M. Märtin T. Kitsing #36 [UNKNOWN] 3:38:57.6
11th. 1999 WRC Swedish Rally P. Solberg P. Mills #14 [UNKNOWN] 3:40:2.4
6th. 1999 WRC Acropolis Rally L. Kirkos J. Stavropoulos #16 [UNKNOWN] 4:35:17.7
7th. 1999 WRC Rally of Finland S. Lindholm J. Aho #20 [UNKNOWN] 3:12:59.2
8th. 1999 WRC Rally of Finland J. Tuohino M. Anttila #25 [UNKNOWN] 3:17:59.5
21st. 1999 WRC Rally of Finland J. Viita . UNKNOWN #47 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
10th. 1999 WRC Rallye San Remo A. Navarra S. Fedeli #27 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
29th. 1999 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Tuohino M. Anttila #44 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
2nd. 1998 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo J. Kankkunen J. Repo #7 [UNKNOWN] 4:28:41.3
6th. 1998 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo B. Thiry S. Prevot #8 [UNKNOWN] 4:30:20.9
3rd. 1998 WRC Swedish Rally J. Kankkunen J. Repo #7 [UNKNOWN] 3:33:50.4
8th. 1998 WRC Swedish Rally B. Thiry S. Prevot #8 [UNKNOWN] 3:38:59.1
2nd. 1998 WRC Safari Rally J. Kankkunen J. Repo #7 [UNKNOWN] 9:07:01
3rd. 1998 WRC Safari Rally A. Vatanen F. Gallagher #8 [UNKNOWN] 9:07:26
5th. 1998 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Vatanen F. Gallagher #8 [UNKNOWN] 4:24:18.3
7th. 1998 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Kankkunen J. Repo #7 [UNKNOWN] 4:24:35
12th. 1998 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Nikonenko V. Timkovski #38 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
5th. 1998 WRC Tour de Corse B. Thiry S. Prevot #8 [UNKNOWN] 4:03:32.7
9th. 1998 WRC Tour de Corse J. Kankkunen J. Repo #7 [UNKNOWN] 4:07:34.5
3rd. 1998 WRC Rally Argentina J. Kankkunen J. Repo #7 [UNKNOWN] 4:22:34.9
3rd. 1998 WRC Acropolis Rally J. Kankkunen J. Repo #7 [UNKNOWN] 4:27:15.9
8th. 1998 WRC Acropolis Rally L. Kirkos J. Stavropoulos #15 [UNKNOWN] 4:40:33.5
14th. 1998 WRC Acropolis Rally A. Nikonenko V. Timkovski #22 [UNKNOWN] 4:50:30.3
17th. 1998 WRC Rally New Zealand A. Potapov . UNKNOWN #21 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
37th. 1998 WRC Rally New Zealand B. Green . UNKNOWN #46 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
4th. 1998 WRC Rally New Zealand J. Kankkunen J. Repo #7 [UNKNOWN] 3:57:3.8
3rd. 1998 WRC Rally of Finland J. Kankkunen J. Repo #7 [UNKNOWN] 3:17:41.3
10th. 1998 WRC Rally of Finland B. Thiry S. Prevot #8 [UNKNOWN] 3:30:5.5
18th. 1998 WRC Rally of Finland A. Potapov V. Timkovski #33 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
6th. 1998 WRC Rallye San Remo B. Thiry S. Prevot #8 [UNKNOWN] 4:38:21.7
5th. 1998 WRC Rally Australia (WA) J. Kankkunen J. Repo #7 [UNKNOWN] 3:53:44.8
7th. 1998 WRC Rally Australia (WA) B. Thiry S. Prevot #8 [UNKNOWN] 3:57:3.6
9th. 1998 WRC Rally Australia (WA) S. Lindholm J. Aho #14 [UNKNOWN] 4:02:50.1
2nd. 1998 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Kankkunen J. Repo #7 [UNKNOWN] 3:54:17.1
3rd. 1998 WRC Rally of Great Britain B. Thiry S. Prevot #8 [UNKNOWN] 3:55:58.1
5th. 1998 WRC Rally of Great Britain S. Lindholm J. Aho #24 [UNKNOWN] 3:58:46.2
7th. 1998 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Schwarz M. Hiemer #14 [UNKNOWN] 4:02:47.3
23rd. 1998 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Dodd J. Bennie #39 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
2nd. 1997 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] 4:27:53
4th. 1997 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo A. Schwarz D. Giraudet #6 [UNKNOWN] 4:32:03
2nd. 1997 WRC Swedish Rally C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] 3:52:05
6th. 1997 WRC Swedish Rally A. Schwarz D. Giraudet #6 [UNKNOWN] 3:55:45
4th. 1997 WRC Safari Rally A. Schwarz D. Giraudet #6 [UNKNOWN] 13:07:23
3rd. 1997 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Schwarz D. Giraudet #6 [UNKNOWN] 4:59:34
4th. 1997 WRC Rallye de Portugal G. de Mevius J. Fortin #26 [UNKNOWN] 5:05:29
10th. 1997 WRC Rallye Catalunya C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] 4:18:43
2nd. 1997 WRC Tour de Corse C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] 4:31:16
9th. 1997 WRC Tour de Corse A. Schwarz P. Mills #6 [UNKNOWN] 4:41:43
1st. 1997 WRC Acropolis Rally C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] 4:56:24
2nd. 1997 WRC Acropolis Rally J. Kankkunen J. Repo #6 [UNKNOWN] 4:56:41
7th. 1997 WRC Acropolis Rally G. de Mevius J. Fortin #8 [UNKNOWN] 5:07:49
10th. 1997 WRC Acropolis Rally L. Kirkos . UNKNOWN #14 [UNKNOWN] 5:14:33
2nd. 1997 WRC Rally New Zealand C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] 4:14:24
3rd. 1997 WRC Rally New Zealand J. Kankkunen J. Repo #6 [UNKNOWN] 4:14:30
2nd. 1997 WRC Rally of Finland J. Kankkunen J. Repo #6 [UNKNOWN] 3:16:25
3rd. 1997 WRC Rally of Finland J. Kytölehto A. Kapanen #9 [UNKNOWN] 3:18:18
4th. 1997 WRC Rally of Finland S. Lindholm T. Hantunen #11 [UNKNOWN] 3:18:53
1st. 1997 WRC Rally of Indonesia C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] 4:37:30
2nd. 1997 WRC Rally of Indonesia J. Kankkunen J. Repo #6 [UNKNOWN] 4:37:46
4th. 1997 WRC Rallye San Remo C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] 4:08:39
6th. 1997 WRC Rallye San Remo J. Kankkunen J. Repo #6 [UNKNOWN] 4:09:18
2nd. 1997 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Kankkunen J. Repo #6 [UNKNOWN] 3:57:18
3rd. 1997 WRC Rally of Great Britain C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] 3:58:24
8th. 1997 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Vatanen R. Freeman #11 [UNKNOWN] 4:11:59
10th. 1997 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Medeghini B. Medeghini #16 [UNKNOWN] 4:18:06
19th. 1997 WRC Rally of Great Britain S. Simmonite R. Simmonite #44 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
53rd. 1997 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Zheludov V. Timkovski #41 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00

Ford Escort (Mk5) Retirements

This is an unofficial Car Model Retirements list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 2000 WRC Rally of Finland J. Viita R. Rousku #56 [UNKNOWN] SS18 cambelt
Ret. 2000 WRC Acropolis Rally L. Kirkos . UNKNOWN #19 [UNKNOWN] SS9 suspension
Ret. 2000 WRC Swedish Rally M. Jonsson J. Johannsson #20 [UNKNOWN] SS2 engine
Ret. 2000 WRC Swedish Rally H. Solberg R. Pedersen #21 [UNKNOWN] SS13 engine
Ret. 1999 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Dodd J. Bennie #43 [UNKNOWN] SS14 suspension
Ret. 1999 WRC Rally New Zealand B. Green J. Robb #34 [UNKNOWN] SS5 crash
Ret. 1999 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Märtin T. Kitsing #17 [UNKNOWN] SS11 transmission
Ret. 1999 WRC Swedish Rally M. Jonsson J. Johannsson #16 [UNKNOWN] SS1 gearbox
Ret. 1999 WRC Swedish Rally S. Lindholm J. Aho #15 [UNKNOWN] SS3 driveshaft
Ret. 1998 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Zheludov . UNKNOWN #42 [UNKNOWN] SS14 crash
Ret. 1998 WRC Rally of Great Britain C. Mellors J. Bolsover #43 [UNKNOWN] SS15 suspension
Ret. 1998 WRC Rallye San Remo A. Medeghini B. Medeghini #22 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1998 WRC Rallye San Remo F. Cunico L. Pirollo #18 [UNKNOWN] SS9 suspension
Ret. 1998 WRC Rallye San Remo J. Kankkunen J. Repo #7 [UNKNOWN] SS13 crash
Ret. 1998 WRC Rallye San Remo P. Snijers D. Colebunders #23 [UNKNOWN] SS19 transmission
Ret. 1998 WRC Rally of Finland S. Lindholm T. Hantunen #14 [UNKNOWN] SS2 crash
Ret. 1998 WRC Rally of Finland A. Vatanen F. Gallagher #11 [UNKNOWN] SS23 engine
Ret. 1998 WRC Rally New Zealand B. Thiry S. Prevot #8 [UNKNOWN] SS8 crash
Ret. 1998 WRC Acropolis Rally B. Thiry S. Prevot #8 [UNKNOWN] SS5 engine
Ret. 1998 WRC Rally Argentina B. Thiry S. Prevot #8 [UNKNOWN] SS7 engine
Ret. 1998 WRC Rallye Catalunya J. Kankkunen J. Repo #7 [UNKNOWN] SS17 crash
Ret. 1998 WRC Rallye Catalunya B. Thiry S. Prevot #8 [UNKNOWN] SS18 engine
Ret. 1998 WRC Rallye Catalunya P. Snijers . UNKNOWN #24 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1998 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Nikonenko V. Timkovski #33 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1998 WRC Swedish Rally A. Nikonenko V. Timkovski #32 [UNKNOWN] SS1 crash
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally of Great Britain B. Thiry S. Prevot #10 [UNKNOWN] SS17 engine
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally of Great Britain G. de Mevius J. Fortin #12 [UNKNOWN] SS22 crash
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally Australia (WA) C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] SS21 engine
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally Australia (WA) J. Kankkunen J. Repo #6 [UNKNOWN] SS11 withdrawn
Ret. 1997 WRC Rallye San Remo F. Cunico P. Scalvini #9 [UNKNOWN] SS14 driveshaft
Ret. 1997 WRC Rallye San Remo G. de Mevius J. Fortin #14 [UNKNOWN] SS11 withdrawn
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally of Finland C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] SS20 transmission
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally Argentina C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] SS21 engine
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally Argentina J. Kankkunen J. Repo #6 [UNKNOWN] SS16 suspension
Ret. 1997 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Schwarz D. Giraudet #6 [UNKNOWN] SS99 transmission
Ret. 1997 WRC Rallye de Portugal C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] SS99 transmission
Ret. 1997 WRC Rallye de Portugal F. Peres R. Caldeira #9 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1997 WRC Safari Rally C. Sainz L. Moya #5 [UNKNOWN] SS2 wheel studs