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Levi
03-19-2007, 04:18 PM
The Mustang is Ford's ace in the hole. The current model is a bonafide smash hit, being recognized and revered the world over. So it makes perfect sense that if fans in other parts of the world can't buy the reigning pony car king, then at least they should be able to watch it race. Ford is expected to officially announce that it's already begun the homologation process for both its Ford Racing Mustang FR500C "Boy Racer" and Mustang FR500GT "Man Racer" to race in FIA GT4 and GT3 competitions, respectively. The FR500C has more than proven its on-track prowess in North American motorsports, where it currently is being run by many private teams in the Grand Am KONI Challenge Series. The more powerful FR500GT has yet to officially go racing, but there are hopes for a spec series to be run in conjunction with the 2008 Champ Car schedule. The homologation of both vehicles to meet FIA regulations is being handled by Canada-based Multimatic Motorsports, which developed the FR500GT in conjunction for Ford Racing.
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But wait, the FR500GT will see a familiar face in the GT3 class when it does finally touch down in Europe. Matech Racing has just announced that it will enter three Ford GT cars in the upcoming 2007 season of FIA GT3 racing. While Ford is not officially involved, Matech is hoping to get some assistance from Ford of Europe in the homologation process. The promoters of FIA GT3 are extremely happy the Ford GT will be joining its ranks, and we're happy we may get to see some sibling rivalry before too long.
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97CasperCobra
03-19-2007, 05:40 PM
Niiiiice....I'd love to own any of the FR cars....:thumbsup;

jimmysidecarr
03-19-2007, 06:57 PM
Yea baby!!! :p

I would love to see some more Fords in world competition!!!

93KingCobra
03-19-2007, 07:47 PM
+1 on the FR500 cars :thumbsup:

Angel
03-20-2007, 11:53 AM
+1 on the FR500 cars :thumbsup:
^ Placement in World Competition might garnish nice Publicity to the FR500 Program. :thumbsup: