LAS VEGAS – Ford has another Red Bull Global Rallycross manufacturer’s championship in the books for 2015. The video confirming that is above, and the full release details are below:
It’s now five for five.
Ford Performance maintained its perfect record in the GRC Manufacturers’ Championship at the Red Bull Global Rallycross series’ finale Wednesday when Olsbergs MSE’s Joni Wiman claimed his first career victory at the Village Lot in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The win clinches a Manufacturers’ Championship for Ford for the fifth time in five GRC seasons, cementing its position as the winningest manufacturer in the series.
“Our organization is incredibly proud of the continued success the Ford Fiesta ST has seen in the series,” said Dave Pericak, Global Director at Ford Performance. “Five Manufacturers Championship titles in five years is certainly an accomplishment. It can be attributed to a combination of the engineering of the vehicle, as well as the hard work and dedication from all the teams and drivers.”
Ford Fiestas have seen unparalleled success in global rallycross with a total of 88 podium appearances and 29 wins since the series premiered in 2011. There has not been a Global Rallycross race in the series’ history without a Ford Fiesta on the podium, and Ford has previously captured four drivers’ championships.
“Five consecutive championships is an incredible accomplishment in any sport, but especially in motorsport, where competition is so tight,” said Red Bull Global Rallycross CEO Colin Dyne. “Ford has been a part of Red Bull GRC from the beginning, and has continually elevated its commitment to stay atop the Manufacturers’ Championship as other brands have joined the series. We’re proud to call Ford a partner, and we’re happy to congratulate them on a well-earned accomplishment.”
Adam Cianciarulo (450) and Dylan Ferrandis (250) swept both motos of their divisions Saturday in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship event at Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, Minnesota, significantly impacting the points standings.
“Man, what a dream come true,” Cianciarulo said. “I really wanted to go 1-1 last round at RedBud and had that silly mistake. Today, we got the job done and made it happen. Two consecutive victories in the 450 Class just feels really good. I just want to keep the ball rolling.”
With three rounds remaining, Cianciarulo is ranked second in the standings at a 15-point deficit to Zach Osborne, who won three of the first five rounds.
In the 250 standings, Dylan Ferrandis jumped ahead of Jeremy Martin (who won three consecutive events earlier in the season) by three points (257-254).
Ferrandis beat third-ranked RJ Hampshire in the first moto and nipping Martin by 0.4 seconds in the second.
“That was a difficult race in the second moto and the pressure was on,” Ferrandis said. “It was really good for me to have that battle and come out on top in the second moto. The championship is really close and I think that we were able to put on a good show for everyone today. Jeremy [Martin] and I have a good relationship I think and we congratulated each other and talked about the battle after the race.”
NEXT: The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will hold its seventh round Sept. 26 with the Geico Motorcycle WW Ranch National at Jacksonville, Florida.
Thor Spring Creek National (Spring Creek MX Park, Millville, Minnesota)
450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)
Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki (1-1)
Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM (2-2)
Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha (5-4)
Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda (8-3)
Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (6-5)
Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (3-10)
Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda (7-6)
Joey Savatgy, , Suzuki (9-7)
Max Anstie, United Kingdom, Suzuki (10-8)
Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (4-16)
450 Class Championship Standings
Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna – 235
Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki – 220
Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 215
Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 196
Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha – 194
Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM – 190
Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 173
Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda – 141
Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha – 134
Joey Savatgy, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki – 122
250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)
Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (1-1)
Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (5-2)
Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki (4-4)
Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda (3-6)
Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (9-3)