In 2013, Ford leaves behind championship WRC as MINI

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For two stages before the end of the championship WRC 2012 season, in which the early French designed another title Sebastien Loeb of Citroen team, it was announced that from next year the automaker Ford turns its program of participation in the global rally.
It is noteworthy that a few days ago to participate in the WRC 2013 season also gave MINI factory team. And if the latter does not specify the reasons for its decision, the Ford refer to the unfavorable economic situation in the world.
Here it should be clarified that at the start of the World Rally Championship next year will still come out as the MINI Counrtyman WRC, and the Ford Fiesta WRC, but it will be the car of private teams, not the factory. That’s just the budgets of private traders much more modest, so that the fight against a champion Citroen, supported by the French automaker rivals become even more difficult.
However, to replace outgoing two championship teams one new comes. In the season 2013 will take a full part of Volkswagen factory team in the hatchback the VolksWagen Polo WRC, and in the 2014 season promises to join them and Hyundai.

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