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Ford Mustang Receives GT4 Homologation

Ford Mustang receives GT4 homologation…

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The new Ford Mustang has been officially approved as a GT4 car, with the Detroit manufacturer confirming its homologation by the SRO.

The Multimatic-built car, which has competed in both the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and Pirelli World Challenge this year under series-specific homologations, received its final approval on July 31, per a Ford spokesperson.

Ford Performance Global Director Dave Pericak told Sportscar365 in June that the relocation of the oil tank had been one of the holdups in the approval process, which was initially intended for the start of the year.

The Mustang GT4 is now eligible for competition in all GT4 championships worldwide, including the GT4 European Series, British GT Championship and Blancpain GT Series Asia, as well as endurance races such as the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour and Motul Sepang 12 Hours.

KohR Motorsports and VOLT Racing are expected to complete the Continental Tire Challenge season, meanwhile, with their newly approved GT4 cars, with PF Racing having made multiple PWC starts in the GTS division. 

Additional customer teams are expected, both in North America and Europe, by the end of the year, with Ford recently having hosted an open test at Anglesey Circuit in Wales for prospective customers. 

It’s understood M-Sport has been tipped to provide technical support to Mustang GT4 customers in Europe.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. WBrowning

    August 10, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Awesome news. Looking forward to seeing Mustang GT4 cars everywhere.

    • Downforce

      August 14, 2017 at 1:12 am

      Hopefully. The European series needs some American iron, but it’s already very good racing.

  2. J.C.

    August 10, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    These things are really going to start selling now

  3. Gregory Martinez

    August 11, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Someone say First on raceday?

  4. Sol Shine

    August 11, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Big deal, unless PWC gives the car a decent BOP I don’t know why anyone would bother running that series. If Ernie Francis can’t wring a win or even a near win out of this car no one can. It is currently being forced to run at a clear disadvantage. The idea that SRO homologation produces even racing is a tragic farce.

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