The future of a Cumbrian motorsport company has been secured, thanks to a business deal in the Middle East.
The M-Sport world rally team, near Cockermouth, has announced a partnership with the state of Qatar for the 2013 season. It had been partnered with Ford which recently said it was pulling out of rallying after 16 years with M-Sport.
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