Sweden’s Olsberg Motor Sport Evolution (MSE) team has brought its lineup of Ford Fiesta rally cars to North America for two events — the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb and the X Games. Pike’s Peak took place July 19, and Motor Trend takes you for a ride with rally champion Marcus Gronholm up the course in the Ford Fiesta rally car.
Today is the start of X Games 15. The all-star Olsberg MSE team has put its Fiestas through two days of rigorous testing at an abandoned military base south of Los Angeles, and is ready for the games to begin. Olsberg MSE is entering the race with the 1999 Indianapolis 500 winner Kenny Brack, and the team will also field two Ford Fiestas for ROCKSTAR Energy Drink with drivers Tanner Foust and Brian Deegan.
The Olsberg MSE Ford Fiesta is based on the production version of the Ford Fiesta, which is Ford of Europe’s top-selling car in 2009. The Fiesta will be introduced to North America in the summer of 2010. All three Fiesta rally cars have been prepared to comply with Rally America Open Class specifications.
The X Games, considered the premier action sports event in the world, feature athletes from across the globe competing in a variety of sports ranging from skateboarding to motocross, BMX and rally car racing. X Games 15 will be covered live on ESPN’s family of networks, including ABC, as well as across ESPN’s many digital media assets, including Xgames.com (or you can use ESPN.com/action or simply ESPN.com) and ESPN360.com.