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

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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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