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Old 11 Nov 2018, 19:32 (Ref:3862526)   #241
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M-Sport was set to develop and build new Focus TCR, but at this moment there are no money for developing that car.
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With TCR racing in US, can we expect something from Ford USA?
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Old 11 Nov 2018, 20:11 (Ref:3862557)   #243
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With TCR racing in US, can we expect something from Ford USA?
Considering the fact that Ford are dropping all their cars in the USA in favour of crossovers i doubt it
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Old 11 Nov 2018, 21:17 (Ref:3862585)   #244
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Considering the fact that Ford are dropping all their cars in the USA in favour of crossovers i doubt it
And also we have to consider a fact that Ford seems a bit not interested in any non-American motorsport programmes. Okay, now they officially return to Supercars bit their involvement isn't as high as in the past probably. But they pulled out of World Rallycross and due to lack of big enough involvement they let Sebastien Ogier go to Citroen in WRC. So any Ford's involvement in TCR shouldn't be the case.
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They can't. TCR and GT3 have very similar rules in that respect. Each manufacturer nominates a single company to develop and homolgate each model. You can't have different people building the same model.

So for example, JAS are the nominated builder of the Honda Civic. Anyone who wants to race a TCR Civic has to use one built by JAS, they can't simply build and develop their own version.
I believe the Focus is no longer homologated, which suggests the door is wide open for someone else to take it on.
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So any Ford's involvement in TCR shouldn't be the case.
It's different. In TCR you can build and then sell the cars, you have not to run a team.

The problem with Ford is that they have no interest in touring car and rally. Their activity is very restricted, obviously they got some glory with the Ford GT in Le Mans but it seems that also this programme is going to end
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