Ford Focus Mk II RS WRC08
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1999: Ford Focus Mk I WRC99
2000: Ford Focus Mk I WRC00
2001: Ford Focus Mk I RS WRC01
2002: Ford Focus Mk I RS WRC02
2003: Ford Focus Mk I RS WRC03
2004: Ford Focus Mk I RS WRC04
2006: Ford Focus Mk II RS WRC06
2007: Ford Focus Mk II RS WRC07
2008: Ford Focus Mk II RS WRC08
2009: Ford Focus Mk II RS WRC09


Group/Class A/8 Homologation number: A 5690 (28/03 WR)
Years active 2008-2009 Homologation start: 1/8/2008
Homologation end: 31/12/2016
Type Ford Zeta Turbo (Duratec RS), straight 4cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine located front transverse
Capacity 1997.4 cc WRC: x 1.7 = 3395.6 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 85.0 x 88.0
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Output power - torgue 300 HP / 6000 rpm 56.1 kgm (550 Nm) / 4000 rpm
Main bearings 5 connecting rod length between centers 147.3mm, big end bearing diameter 50mm
Materials block: aluminium alloy cylinderhead: aluminium alloy
Cams/valves dual overhead camshafts (DOHC), belt driven 4 valves/cyl. - 16 valves total
Aspiration Garrett/Allied Signal TR30R watercooled turbocharger (see below) with intercooler, 34mm turbo restrictor and catalytic converter fitted, Ford/Pectel electronic fuel injection
Ignition Ford/Pectel electronic, firing order 1-3-4-2
Cooling system watercooled
Lubrication system oil cooler
Electronics Full Pi chassis and engine data acquisition for on-event diagnostics and performance development
Type four wheel drive M-sport/Ricardo 5-speed sequential located front transverse, electro/hydraulically actuated using an electronic switch (joystick)
Gearbox ratios 1st: /1
2nd: /1
3rd: /1
4th: /1
5th: /1
Diffrential ratio /1 active/hydro-electronically controlled center differential. Limited slip front and rear differential. 50%-50% F-R torque distribution
Clutch dry carbon double disk
Type steel monocoque C307 chassis with Welded T45 steel safety roll cage. 3 door hatchback bodyshell with composite side panels, with extended wheel arches and aerodynamically enhanced rear wing
Front suspension mac pherson strut with lower wishbones, coil springs and Reiger gas shock absorbers with separate gas tanks, cabin adjustable antiroll bar
Rear suspension mac pherson strut with longitudinal and transverse links, coil springs and Reiger gas shock absorbers with separate tanks, cabin adjustable antiroll bar.
Steering system rack and pinion power assisted 1.5 turns lock to lock, ratio 12/1
Brakes ventilated disks all around,
tarmac: 370mm diameter with 8 piston calipers front/rear
gravel: 300mm diameter with 4 piston calipers front/rear
dual circuit with servo, adjustable ratio split front to rear
length: 4.362 m (171.7") width: 1.800 m (70.9") height: 1.497 m (58.9")
wheelbase: 2.640 m (103.9")** front track: rear track:
Rims - tires tarmac: 8" x 18", gravel: 7" x 15" Michelin, tarmac: 225x630/18
Weight 1230 kg
Weight/power 4.1 kg/HP
Fuel tank FIA FT3 tank, 94 litres

Garrett TR30R Turbocharger features

T25 type ball bearing cartridge.
The bearing races are made from M50 material and the retainer from silicon-bronze for high temperature capability.
An air-cooled center housing with turbo speed pickup boss.
Thin wall stainless steel turbine housing with V-Band inlet and outlet and attached with a V-Band.
The turbine housing is shielded with an activated carbon cloth heat shield.
Mar-M 247 turbine wheel material is good up to 1050C/1922F turbine inlet temperature.
The compressor housing is attached to a standard back plate with a V-Band.
Billet 5-axis machined aluminum compressor wheel.

Results in WRC


2008 2009 2010 Total
Races/wins 3 11/1 8 14/1
Entries/finishes 6/6 21/19 8/7 35/32 (91.4%)
Races +1 +5 1
Entries/finishes 32/30 47/39 79/69 (93.4%)
Total WRC results
Races/wins 3 12/1 13 28/1
Entries/finishes 6/6 53/49 55/46 114/101 (88.6%)
Total points 41 194 113 348
(12.429 per race)
(3.053 per entry)


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Works team: BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team

Entry Rally event
Entry Rally event
Mikko Hirvonen
Jarmo Lehtinen
works 4th 3rd 2nd
Jari-Matti Latvala
Miikka Anttila
works 9th
François Duval
Patrick Pivato
works 4th 3rd
Total points
41 9 15 17
Works Starts/finishes 6/6 2/2 2/2 2/2

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Rear suspension

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