Ford World Rally Team head Malcolm Wilson says his squad's Fiesta RS WRCs are quick enough to end Citroen's recent dominant run in the world championship on Rally Argentina this week.
Citroen has won the last four rounds of the series and hasn't been beaten in Argentina since 2004. It holds a 17-point advantage over Ford in the manufacturers' standings.
"We've been quick enough on the last two but we haven't had the roll of the dice," said Wilson. "We know we've got the ability to do it with the drivers and with the car. We've just got to make sure everything slips into place. We're certainly quick enough, you just need to look at the amount of fastest [stage] times we've managed this season."
Ford's last victory in the WRC occurred on Rally Sweden in February. Wilson hopes the win-less streak will come to an end in South America.
"There's no question we need to win and I genuinely believe we deserve to win," said Wilson. "We should have won the last two and we have to address that situation. Certainly here Greece and Finland they're crucial rallies for us."
There will be six Fiesta RS WRCs competing in Argentina compared to four Citroen DS3 WRCs.