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The Ford Escort culminated in its evolution with its WRC version, which not only allowed it to introduce improvements to the rear suspension, but also some aerodynamic changes, with the mythical rear spoiler of the Cosworth versions disappearing. In 1998 the works team began to run with the colors of Valvoline, and to make up for the missing detail, Reji not only provides us with the decal of the decoration used in Monte Carlo, but also includes the complete front bumper and the rear spoiler, both pieces made of resin, of the WRC versions.

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After a 1996 in which he had to fight against superior mechanics, Ford radically changed his approach for 97. From the outset, the Ford Motorsport base was left in Boreham and all the rally team members moved to Cumbria, under the direction of ex-pilot Malcon Wilson.

With these new guidelines, the team greatly gained both from the new infrastructure and from a more agile stewardship, moving away from the brand's traditional bureaucracy.

Technically, the appearance of the WRC brought interesting novelties, such as a new rear axle, in-depth modifications to the suspension and aerodynamics, although the engine remained the only element that was not going to be in line with the demands of the world championship. Some horses were missing that at specific times were decisive, and that perhaps prevented Carlos Sainz from going beyond third place in the 1997 season, with two victories in the Indonesia and Acropolis rallies.

In 1998 the season began with good results, Kankkunen finishing in a hopeful second place in Monte Carlo, with his teammate Thiry in sixth position. Regularity was Kankkunen's trump card for the rest of the season, with as many podium finishes in Sweden (3), Safari (2), Argentina (3), Acropolis (3), Finland (3) and Great Britain (2), which allowed him to finish the season in fourth position in the championship,

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Located in the Czech Republic, Reji Model has been a reference for years in resin transformation kits and 1/24 scale decals for our competition version projects, both cars and motorcycles. They also feature a few complete 1/24 resin scale models.
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Image 1: Ford Escort WRC sponsored by Valvoline - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1998 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Reji Model (ref. REJI-018, also 018)Image 2: Ford Escort WRC sponsored by Valvoline - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1998 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Reji Model (ref. REJI-018, also 018)Image 3: Ford Escort WRC sponsored by Valvoline - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1998 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Reji Model (ref. REJI-018, also 018)Image 4: Ford Escort WRC sponsored by Valvoline - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1998 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Reji Model (ref. REJI-018, also 018)Image 5: Ford Escort WRC sponsored by Valvoline - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1998 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Reji Model (ref. REJI-018, also 018)Image 6: Ford Escort WRC sponsored by Valvoline - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1998 | Marking / livery in 1/24 scale manufactured by Reji Model (ref. REJI-018, also 018)