Ford ends Subaru's domination of the event
3 August 2009

Ford has won the X Games Rally at its first attempt with its 780bhp Fiesta.

Former Indianapolis 500 winner Kenny Brack caused a huge upset with his victory, his first ever appearance at the X Games, which ended the domination of the Subaru Imprezas at the event in California.

See the Ford Fiesta and X Games 2009 picture gallery

Brack defeated Subaru’s Travis Pastrana in the final after Pastrana crashed out on lap two.

Despite his victory, Brack isn’t planning a return next year. “It’s a one off,” he said. “I'm not looking to get into this full time again. I'm 43 years old. It's a lot easier standing on the sidelines telling someone how to do it than to do it yourself.”

Check out Autocar’s full picture gallery from the event, including some shots of the course’s famous jump, by clicking on the links above.

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Our Verdict

Ford Fiesta
Fiestas sold in Europe are ostensibly the same as those sold in America and Asia

The seventh-generation Ford Fiesta is the UK's best selling car, helped by frugal engines, handling verve and a big car feel

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