In just a few weeks we will see for the first time face to face between three cars of the R5 category available. The Sardinia Rally will give us a first impression of which one has better performance, however this group PSA models it seems that they will have to improve the reliability of their cars in order to reach goal. This weekend, the Peugeot 208 R5 turned into problems within the engine compartment, one more, and has come to sound the alarm among the Gauls.
Looking at these problems and constant delays in the delivery of the units, some teams are already looking for alternatives to their programs. It is the case of the KRS and Xevi Pons team. The formation of Enrique Garcia Ojeda has been forced to buy a Ford Fiesta R5 since the arrival of the Citroen DS3 R5 is not expected until September (speaks of problems of overheating of the Peugeot could play in it too). It is why the three-time champion Spain’s rally of Earth used car brand of the oval until the French model is available.
Without going any further, Pons already appears in the entry list of Ypres (one of the evidence that was already within the program of the ACSM team a few weeks ago) with the Ford Fiesta R5 acquired m-sport, which will be delivered to the Cantabrian team at the end of this month. After arrival the Citroen unit, team could find a new pilot for model left the facilities of Cumbria, so the most logical thing is that Pons ends using the R5 DS3 this year and with the objective of carrying out an assault on the WRC2 next season.