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  Ford Ranger Dakar
 

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Country of origin:United States
Introduced in:2013
Source:Company press release
Last updated:July 31, 2013
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Click here to download printer friendly versionThe newly designed Ford Rangers were built in Pietermaritzburg with assistance from Ford Motor Company's Global Product Developments division. Every aspect of the new Ranger has been carefully considered and built with precision and performance in mind.

"A complex jigging system was used in the manufacturing process in order to ensure that each part is built as per the design in order to achieve the perfect fit on every vehicle built" explains Neil Woolridge, Team Manager. "Although the two new Rangers are locally built we received tremendous support from our global counterparts including the likes of Ford's SVT division."

The technical aspects of the project will be managed from the NWM workshops in Pietermaritzburg and this will continue to be the main headquarters for the project. One of the two FIA Ford Rangers is already complete and will start testing this August. The second is under construction with planned completion at the end of October. They will be supported by a dedicated team of 24 full time staff in their quest for the top honours in the Dakar battle.

The logistics and European operations are being managed by South Racing GmbH, based near Frankfurt, Germany. South Racing is owned and managed by Scott Abraham whose family has a long history in South African motorsport, his father Arthur was a stalwart of South African motorsport for several decades. Abraham has been based in Europe for the past ten years during which time he has worked as team manager for X-raid BMW/MINI and Overdrive Toyota. He was integral to the launch of the Toyota Dakar project and thus has a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience.

South Racing will be supplying the team logistic structure including the MAN 6X6 Service Trucks, MAN T4 Race Trucks and service equipment. In addition to the vehicles and equipment South Racing will manage all logistic and administration requirements for the team including the relationship with ASO.

"The combination of NWM and South Racing will ensure that the project has the necessary expertise and depth to be able to deliver the results," explains Abraham.

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