Ford created a bit of history on the Rally of Turkey last weekend, when it became the first manufacturer since the launch of the World Rally Championship to notch up one hundred consecutive points' finishes.

The 'Blue Oval' did it in style as well as Mikko Hirvonen took the victory on the Kemer-based round, while Jari-Matti Latvala was second to give the M-Sport-run outfit its first one-two finish of the season.

Ford has now won 27 events - and gained 85 podium places - during the 100 rallies with the Focus RS WRC, with the run beginning back in 2002 on the Rallye Monte Carlo when Carlos Sainz finished third and the late Colin McRae claimed fourth.

"The consistency required in achieving 100 consecutive points finishes is remarkable as the WRC is the toughest competition in motorsport for production-based cars," said Ford of Europe motorsport director Mark Deans.

"It demanded an outstanding blend of speed, strength and reliability from the Focus RS World Rally Car as well as some sterling performances from the drivers behind the wheel.

"It's also a tribute to Malcolm Wilson and his team at M-Sport that has prepared and run the Focus RS WRC for all 100 rallies.

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