Piazza Motorsport's team principle and owner is Paolo Piazza Musso who comes from a long line of successful Rallying, Off Road Racing, and Karting drivers. Paolo has won numerous awards and championships in these categories and is the head of this successful team. All the advice given to the drivers comes from years and years of experience in the motor racing arena.
The Fiesta R2 is M-Sport's first global rally car and is based on the Ford Fiesta Sport model. With the introduction of the Fiesta R2 and the Fiesta Super 2000, it will allow competitors to graduate in Ford cars from national level right through to the WRC.
The R2 has been built from a standard conversion kit developed by M-Sport. The kit to convert the car to rally specification includes engine parts to lift the engine performance. The gearbox has also been replaced for a sequential shift unit with a limited slip differential, as have the brakes and Reiger suspension. Beyond these specific items, M-Sport has used as many standard Ford components as possible in order to reduce costs for the competitor.