Operating a flourishing global motorsport business, M-Sport has quickly become an industry leader with state-of-the-art facilities and winning performances around the globe.
Chosen to mastermind Ford’s assault on the FIA World Rally Championship, the Cumbrian-based team have secured seven FIA World Rally Championships, 62 victories, 264 podium and 272 consecutive points finishes to date – making them one of the sport’s most successful outfits.
In its mission to be a world leader in rallying, M-Sport also operates a thriving customer support business for private teams. Assisting Ford drivers with motorsport programmes around the world and establishing a true Ladder of Opportunity, they are the only manufacturer to offer a car across all levels of the FIA Rally Pyramid and the biggest manufacturer of Ford racing vehicles in the world.
But it’s not just in rallying that M-Sport excels. In 2013 the company caught the eye of Bentley Motors and embarked on a new venture on the racetrack – selected to spearhead the design and development of the luxury manufacturer’s Continental GT3. Completing the first car in just six months, the Continental GT3 went on to secure considerable success and became the car of choice for a number of works-supported teams around the globe.
In 2018, M-Sport also entered the world of electric motorsport as Jaguar’s technical partner in the I‑PACE eTROPHY. Running alongside the FIA Formula E Championship, the zero-emission series completed two seasons and was M-Sport’s first step into sustainable motorsport – a concept further developed with the introduction of hybrid technology in the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship and TOCA BTCC engine.
As well as its main Dovenby Hall operations on the edge of the UNESCO English Lake District National Park, M‑Sport has expanded to include a European base with a state-of-the-art facility in Krakow, Poland – where lays responsibility for all two-wheel-drive activities.
The UK base has also grown with the development of the M-Sport Evaluation Centre. The multi-million-pound facility includes a 2.5 kilometre test track and provides a unique centre of engineering excellence where leaders in automotive technology can follow concepts from design to production on one exclusively-situated and expertly-equipped site.