Ford to Enter 2014 Dakar Rally

July 30, 2013

Team Ford Racing have announced that they will submit two Ford Rangers for the 2014 Dakar Rally.

The vehicles are being prepared in South Africa by Neil Woolridge Motorsport with the help of Ford Motor Company’s Global Product Development group.

Jeff Nemeth, nurse President and CEO of Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa said: “Dakar is the ultimate test of man and machine and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to participate with a phenomenal team comprised of local and global expertise.”

Dave Schoch, arthritis Group Vice President and President, pharmacy ed Asia Pacific, added: “We are pleased to have put together a global team that has exceptional knowledge of the event – as well as being capable of performing extremely well racing the Ford Ranger, which is built at our assembly plant in Silverton.

“There is much work to be done in the coming months. The Dakar is no small under taking but we have an exceptional team of hardworking and dedicated individuals who will be working round the clock in the coming months preparing for the start of the Dakar early in the New Year.”