The future of the M-Sport world rally team, based in Cockermouth, has been secured thanks to a sponsorship deal with the State of Qatar.
The company was left shocked in October, when Ford announced it would be retiring from world rallying at the end of the year.
It was worrying times for the firm and its employees, who had run the Ford world rally team since 1997.
However, a deal has been secured with Qatar, meaning three cars will compete in the 2013 World Rally Championship.
Marti Errington-Dodds has the full report:
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