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    Rumours indeed... but if Ford are going to come back, now is far more likely than it ever was before.

    If they dont come back now they never will...

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    If Ogier stays a M-Sport/Ford it's RIP Citroen. Bare some Loeb miracle happens.

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    2,100 days or 300 weeks ago

    This Thursday will be exactly 300 weeks since Ford WRC made an announcement by releasing this video.
    How good would it be to have Ford Performance remake this video with current cars and similar announcement ?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsSPJjLUKlA
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiWRCfan View Post
    How good would it be to have Ford Performance remake this video with current cars and similar announcement ?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsSPJjLUKlA
    It’d be great, but sadly Ford execs are making some weird marketing options. They don’t care to take advantage of MSport WRC success to boost the new Fiesta launch and they seem only focused in promoting their exclusive models range (GT, Mustang, Focus RS). Even Henry Ford III is giving them a hand in that strategy, sometimes at the most unexpected places…https://twitter.com/FordEu/status/899960263973249025
    Last edited by Rally Power; 13th September 2017 at 22:50.
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    It seems that the meeting between Malcolm Wilson and Ford was yesterday in Detroit.

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    And anything about the outcome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    And anything about the outcome?
    http://www.m-sport.co.uk/m-sport-new...popular-demand

    M-Sport are launching a Supporters’ Club. (Because it refund the next 2018 campaign?) Ford pulls put i think.
    Short analyse: American Ford family do'nt understand Europe.
    I hope i am so wrong, but i am afraid Ford want better results in RX then give the money to WRC.

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    28 euros, minus taxes, the cost of those hats, keyrings, fan events etc...don`t believe in that very much.
    Last edited by Tarmop; 22nd September 2017 at 15:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    28 euros, minus taxes, the cost of those hats, keyrings, fan events etc...don`t believe in that very much.
    I know its not much. But they have a lot of fans. And products are cheap. And think further.

    What does a company to create more valuable product for fans? Pay more and you can as fan be closer by your sport. Marketing techniques is in short: first pay less money, offers more, you need pay for it. After that you create bonus- or premiummembers.
    For example: You want be closer involved at M-Sport? You can get an opportunity to be co-driver during a test for example. Become a special member! Pay more, get more.

    That is what i see in my crystal ball

    So far my views of M-Sport fan club earnings model. We will see in future.

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    Well, with the correct amount of money you can be a co-driver anyway. Ok, i get where you are going but near the sums that top-level rallying costs, it would still be a drop in the sea. How many fans, who would even buy this 28 euro package, they have, how rich they are etc...a rich "fan" would probably buy a car from them instead. Faster and more profitable to tell one of the R5 regulars that he has to stay home one (more) time. They need that money asap to keep up the appearances, selling service to gentlemen racers with a profit shouldn`t be a problem.
    Last edited by Tarmop; 22nd September 2017 at 22:16.

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