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Fiesta R5 arriving in Australia this week

Luke Anear will drive a new Ford Fiesta R5 at next month's Rally Tasmania. Photo: Peter Whitten

Australia’s first Ford Fiesta R5 will arrive into the country this week, with a competition debut set for next month’s Rally Tasmania.

After driving a Subaru WRX in recent ARC rounds, Luke Anear is looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the new car in Tasmania, after recently testing a Fiesta R5 at M-Sport in the UK.

“It should arrive this week, and we’ll debut it at Rally Tasmania,” Anear told RallySport Magazine in Canberra.

“I tested a similar car recently, and it was a fantastic car to drive. I can’t wait to get it into the forest.”

Anear’s Subaru has already been sold to Victorian Ivan Regester.

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The New South Welshman finished third ARC driver home at Rally Australia last November in what was only his third gravel rally.

The car will be supported by AGI Sport, a team which has twice won the Australian Formula 4 Championship.

Until now, the only R5 cars that have resided in Australia have been the Skodas imported by WA-base Race Torque.

Luke Anear pushing hard in his Subaru WRX at the Nat Cap Rally. Photo: Peter Whitten

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Peter has been the editor of RallySport Magazine since its inception in 1989, in both printed and online form. He is a long-time competitor, event organiser and official, as well as working in the media.



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