In 1994, the team won national titles in Italy, Portugal, the Middle East, and indeed the British Rally Championship with Malcolm Wilson himself behind the wheel of the Escort.
By the middle of 1998, Ford chose M-Sport to design and build the new Ford Focus WRC. The new car appeared in 1999 with a new driver—Colin McRae—and immediately sprang to the attention of the world press by recording fastest stage times on its first event, the Monte Carlo Rally; however, the two cars entered were excluded from the event due to a vehicle weight infringement. By the third event—the notoriously gruelling Safari Rally in Kenya—the team had scored their first WRC victory. A month later, an on-form Colin McRae made it two in a row at the Rally of Portugal.
With a move to new premises at Dovenby Hall, M-Sport expanded rapidly, becoming a world leader in motorsport and employing over 170 people. Their hard work led to the culmination of their successes in 2006, when the Wilson-led Ford team took the manufacturers' World Rally championship title; it was the first time Ford had achieved this feat in 25 years of competing.
Argentinian team Munchi's Ford World Rally Team also entrusts the preparation and running of its two cars to M-Sport. The two drivers employed for the 2008 WRC season are Luís Pérez Companc and Federico Villagra.
The company also runs the one-make Fiesta Sporting Trophy rally series, which it launched in 2006, and the Fiesta Sporting Trophy International (FSTi) series.