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Proceeding with its pattern of making significant declarations on the greatest stages authorities from Ford Motor Co. what’s more, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing divulged the driver lineup for the profoundly foreseen Ford GT system to make a big appearance in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship in a pressed media focus at Home stead Miami Speedway as will contend in the GT Le Mans class starting with the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 30-31 2016. The fulltime WeatherTech Championship lineup will see American driver Joey Hand group Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook from the United Kingdom in the No. 67 section.
Notwithstanding the driver declarations the new Ford GT race auto will be included in prerace celebrations for Sundays Ford 400 season finale for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The lineup was revealed by Ford Motor Co. bunch VP worldwide item advancement and boss specialized officer Raj Nair and Ford Performance worldwide executive Dave Pericak close by group proprietor Chip Ganassi.
What I search for in a driver as a matter of first importance is heart said Ganassi. At this level all drivers are quick. We need drivers that can cooperate with other people.
We cannot say enough in regards to that we are so glad to present this gathering of drivers included Nair. This goes straight to the heart of all that we do at Ford and selecting the right drivers for the Ford GT dashing system is generally as essential as building the auto. We trust we have the best auto and now we have the best drivers to coordinate.
Hand joined the Ganassi group this year and shared the No. 01 Ford EcoBoost/Riley Daytona Prototype with Scott Pruett in the arrangement top The motor that self control the Ford GT is the same 3.5liter Ford EcoBoost motor utilized as a part of the No. 01 model for as long as two years in IMSA.
In 2016 Hand moves to the GT Le Mans class and will be brought together with Muller GT class title for BMW Team RLL.
Its energizing to have my old buddy Dirk Muller back Hand said. Weve won a great you know. In games auto hustling its about that give and take. You need to trade off a tiny bit. Dirk and I recognize meantime well become more acquainted with Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe both great folks. We simply invested some energy angling in the Keys in the last couple of days. I think general it will be entertaining.
Briscoe comes back to Chip Ganassi Racing on the games auto side after two past stretches with the groups Indy Car program.
The Ford GT hustling project was reported in June at Le Mans six months after the generation rendition of the Ford GT was declared with extraordinary ballyhoo at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit The groups auto numbers pay praise to Fords triumphs in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 and 1967 The two WeatherTech Championship Ford GTs will join two autos situated in Europe for a fourcar attack on the GTE Pro class in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans.
We want drivers that have continuance auto experience Ganassi said. Drivers that have been to Le Mans Every one of these things include. Its a group of drivers that demonstration like they have been as one for a long time as of now.
Only preceding the official revealing at Homestead the majority of the drivers and both race autos took an interest in a twoday IMSA sanctioned test at Daytona International Speedway. The following authority ontrack action will be the three day Roar Before the Rolex 24 test at Daytona International Speedway on Januari 8-10 2016 That test will be interested in people in general.