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Old 02-05-2002, 16:53   #1 (permalink)
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Glenn Seton's Ford team will have its 2002 season launch in Melbourne next week - but it will not be as Ford Tickford Racing.
Seton, who has cut back to a one-car outfit this season, will revert to the Ford Credit Racing moniker this year, the title used before he changed to FTR in 1999.
Ford sources have told MN that the team may have a new name this season after a decision to distance it from the Tickford brand.
The team will announce its endurance co-driver at the launch; "Expect the unexpected," said team manager Jon Matthews.
Seton is one of few drivers intending to test on Dunlop's new control tyre prior to the Australian Gran Prix.Seton was planning to run on the new rubber on Wednesday, while most teams are saving their six-tyre allocation for the practice sessions at Albert Park, the idea being to preserve rubber fot the races.
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Old 02-05-2002, 18:37   #2 (permalink)
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PersonallyI think it's a good ideaon the re-naming. To have a team with the Tickford branding running around with a one car operation is a big mistake IMO.
Having said that, I do feel for Seto losing the branding. Mustn't be a real good feeling at all.
All the more reason for Ford to re-introduce the Ford Works Team IMO...
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PersonallyI think it's a good ideaon the re-naming. To have a team with the Tickford branding running around with a one car operation is a big mistake IMO.
Having said that, I do feel for Seto losing the branding. Mustn't be a real good feeling at all.
All the more reason for Ford to re-introduce the Ford Works Team IMO...
ditto..Seton should add another driver with him he's going down if solo.
The only hope to have good results is the DJ racing and Craig lowndes,his car is like a rocket and improving over and over,pretty sure he'll take the championship from the "nose" this season.
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No one wants to know what i think of this. Glenn if you are reading this and got my email you know what I mean. I was deadly serious with what i said.
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Maybe Colin McRae will be he's new endurance co driver, or maybe not because where would Nicky sit.:beerchuge
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Old 02-05-2002, 22:40   #6 (permalink)
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That sucks i have the biggest load of FTR gear & I did like the idea of a Ford team (Lowndes) & a Tickford team (FTR). Im sticking by Seto the guy is a legend & deserves better I really hope he can climb back up & get some results like he did in the Ford Credit & PJ days.

I hope that surprise is Golin that would be awesome.
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That sucks i have the biggest load of FTR gear & I did like the idea of a Ford team (Lowndes) & a Tickford team (FTR).
Same here. All completely useless now. Merchandise for a team that no longer exisits. Good one Ford
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Yeah that is a bummer, personally I have only got a hat and a sticker on the rear window of my car.
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you told seto to go to holden didn't you hse2? lol

the whole thing is bullshit if you ask me
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Im sticking by Seto the guy is a legend & deserves better I really hope he can climb back up & get some results like he did in the Ford Credit & PJ days.
Same here.. He's still my man. Just such a shame about the whole FTR thing but..
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