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    Ford GT at Le Mans 24 Hours

    Chip Ganassi Racing will be competing with four Ford GT's at the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours race (16th-17th June), two representing the USA and two representing the UK

    #66 - FORD CHIP GANASSI TEAM UK - FORD GT (Stefan MÜCKE, Olivier PLA, Billy JOHNSON)

    #67 - FORD CHIP GANASSI TEAM UK - FORD GT (Andy PRIAULX, Harry TINCKNELL, Tony KANAAN) 

    #68 - FORD CHIP GANASSI TEAM USA - FORD GT (Joey HAND, Dirk MÜLLER, Sébastien BOURDAIS)

    #69 - FORD CHIP GANASSI TEAM USA - FORD GT (Ryan BRISCOE, Richard WESTBROOK, Scott DIXON) 

    In previous World Endurance Championship races, the Ford Chip Ganassi team has been very successful in getting podium at many events, but with many new vehicles such as BMW and the new Aston Martin competing in this year's series, the burning question is 'will the Ford GT be competitive enough ?'

    Here's a breakdown of the cars and drivers in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours race

    Team UK Drivers


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    Andy Priaulx is best known for his three FIA World Touring Car Championship titles but what is less known is the fact that the likeable Guernseyman gambled his house on succeeding in motorsport in 1996, then did it again just three years later!
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    Frenchman Olivier Pla is one of the world's top sportscar racers. His career began in single-seaters and his talent took him all the way to GP2, just one step from Formula One. When Pla made the switch to sportscar racing he soon quickly became one to watch, known for his incredible precision, speed and consistency.
     
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    Stefan Mücke is a championship-winning sportscar driver. The German started his career in go-karts and single-seaters before honing his craft in the German DTM series. After eight years with Aston Martin, during which time he has won many of sportscar racing's biggest events, Stefan switched to Ford for 2016. He was one of the first of the WEC drivers to get his hands on the all-new Ford GT by competing at Daytona in January 2016.
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    Considering the fact that Harry Tincknell only made the switch from single-seaters to sports cars in 2014 it can be surprising to hear that he is already a Le Mans winner.  For those who have seen him race - especially those who have raced against him - it is no surprise at all.  Harry's LMP2 class win at Le Mans in 2014 sealed his reputation as a fast and mistake-free driver.
     
     

    Edited by Ford Owners' Club




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