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Ford Might Offer GT Race Cars For Private Customers, Decision Expected Soon

Soon, private customers and race teams may have the chance to purchase their very own Ford GT racer. In fact, a decision on the program will come very shortly.

Sportscar365 reported on Monday the automaker’s newly minted Global Director of Motorsports, Mark Rushbrook, will make a decision very soon. “We’re always looking at opportunities for that,” Rushbrook said. “We had some discussions on that [on Sunday’s WEC round in Shanghai]. There are certainly some opportunities. We’re just looking to see what the best thing is for the program,” he added.

Private teams interested in a race-spec Ford GT could only run the car in the GTE-Am class of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Ford Performance sees no viable option for other classes; the GTE-Am rules would “create some efficiencies for us that would allow us to do it with fewer resources,” per Rushbrook.

If the program gets the go-ahead, Ford Performance hasn’t set any limits on GTE GT racer sales. According to the report, a final decision will come this month.

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