When 24 Hours of Le Mans 2018 begin next week (June 16-17), the team Ford Chip Ganassi Racing you will face your biggest challenge yet. The class in which Ford GT compete at Le Mans, GTE Pro, now has 17 of the best Gran Turismo in the world and 51 of the fastest racing drivers, becoming the fiercest competition to date.
In the third year of his successful racing program with the Ford GT, he has seen Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Winning at Le Mans in 2016 and finishing second in 2017, the team is ready to take on all the rivals in this legendary race.
"It is gratifying to see the four cars reunited as one team each year at Le Mans."Says Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance Motorsport. "It is a sign of the level of global effort that we started in 2016 and that we have been maintaining ever since."
“Le Mans is always the biggest challenge, but this year it has been leveled up due to the sheer size of the competitors. We are going to face the best that Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette and BMW have to show and we can't wait for it. That is why we compete ”, He added.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is always a highlight on Chip Ganassi's racing calendar and the team is also fully committed to pursuing another Ford victory.
“Le Mans has it all. Held on a historic track in France, it is an endurance race like no other and one of the most spectacular events in the world. When you win a race like Le Mans, you know that you have achieved something important. It's about the coordinated work of multiple drivers and team members, all working for the right brand. I can't wait to get back there and compete for another victory. "Ganassi explained.
THIS IS HOW THE FORD GT COMES TO LE MANS
El Ford GT No. 66 German Stefan Mücke, the French Olivier Pla and the American Billy johnson they achieved their first victory in the first round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, at Spa last month. Le Mans has been a tough test for them for the past two years, so they hope that Spa's victory will mark a change of fortune.
In the team Ford GT No. 67, the Brazilian star of Indycar, Tony Canaan, joins last year's runner-up lineup, the British Andy Priaulx y Harry tincknell, with everyone focused on achieving the highest step of the podium.
Having already achieved the podium in 2018, the riders of the Ford GT No. 68 have made history by being the team that took this first Ford victory at current Le Mans in 2016. To the American Joey hand, to french Sébastien Bourdais and the German Dirk Müller they would love to add another triumph.
The pilots of the Ford GT No. 69 They started the 2018 season in the best way possible by winning the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. The australian Ryan briscoe, the British Richard Westbrook and the New Zealander Scott Dixon they are more than ready for another 24 hour victory.