Managing Director of M-Sport
Malcolm has more than 30 years' experience at rallying's highest level, much of it with Ford. As a driver he won two British national titles in the late 1970s and achieved a long-held ambition by winning the British international crown in 1994 - all at the wheel of the Ford Escort. He drove for three factory teams in the World Rally Championship and spent several years as Ford's chief test driver.
Under his guidance, M-Sport has become one of the world's leading private teams with a string of international titles and rally wins to its credit - including two FIA World Rally Championship Manufacturers' titles. As director of Ford and M-Sport's Manufacturer teams at its magnificent Dovenby Hall headquarters in the heart of the English Lake District, Wilson has responsibility for Ford Fiesta's WRC activities and the development of its Fiesta SportTrophy programmes.
"When I was an aspiring national rally driver, hand-fettling my Mk2 Escort in the hope of emulating Roger Clark, the idea of assuming responsibility for Ford's World Rally programme was a pipedream. But in the space of only a few years, we've grown to the point where we can now cope with the pressures and still cater for more private teams than ever before.
"In 2006, we won the FIA Manufacturers' World Rally Championship title with the Ford Focus RS WRC06. It was our first World Championship win and we were privileged to be able to deliver the trophy to Ford, their first WRC title since 1979. We repeated the achievement again in 2007.
"M-Sport is based at Dovenby Hall near Cockermouth in the English Lake District. I was born in the town and grew up in the area, and it makes me very proud to have based the team here. The team's success would not be possible without the people. Their work behind the scenes has never been more important and the world titles would not have been possible without their dedication and the ongoing support from Ford Motor Company. We are not resting on our laurels though, and we will continue to strive to achieve the highest results for both Ford and our customers around the world."
Managing Director, M-Sport
We are pleased to announce that
re-opened on Monday 17th May 2021
Monday 12th April 2021
With the "Utmost Safety" of our Clients in mind, we take every precaution possible.
This includes all "Updated Guidelines" from the Government
and we are now
open for Business - Safely!
During the 1st Lockdown in March 2020, we invested in a
We use a special solution that is certified to kill ALL Viral and Bacterial Infections, should there be any present.
We also meticulously clean and sanitise all areas which could have been touched either by ourselves or by our Guests, and finishing with a "Steam Cleaner"
so that we can be sure that everything is safe.
We wear Face Masks and Gloves, there are Hand Sanitisers in all 3 Bedrooms as well the Breakfast Room of the Main House.
The Lodges also have Hand Sanitisers in the Kitchen.
Thank You For
Your Patience and
for your Custom,
and we will look forward to seeing you all again very soon.
Please be aware that unfortunately we do not allow pets into the main building of
However you are more than welcome to bring them along when you are staying in our Lodges
Over the winter of 2019 and into 2020, we have been making changes to the Lodges.
Blencathra Lodge now sleeps up to 2 People, and
Pennine Lodge can sleep up to 6 People.
There are still more changes to come, and hopefully you'll like them!
Check out the Lodge Section to see what we have done!