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The Ford GT flexes its fuel economy to take the win at Laguna Seca

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The Ford GT was born for the racetrack, but it experienced some teething pains once it entered competition. However, when you consider it’s been less than a year since it first roared around the road course, the Ford GT has made great strides. Yesterday it took its biggest step yet—notching its first win in the IMSA GT Le Mans class at the Monterey Grand Prix.

The Ford GTs started strong at Laguna Seca, qualifying in the second and third positions. Eventually the two teams finished the race in the first and sixth positions, with co-drivers Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook piloting the 67 car to the new Ford GT’s first racing victory.
The Ford GTs started strong at Laguna Seca, qualifying in the second and third positions. Eventually the two teams finished the race in the first and sixth positions, with co-drivers Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook piloting the 67 car to the new Ford GT’s first racing victory.

The race weekend got off to a strong start as the 67 Ford GT driven by Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook qualified in the second position, while drivers Dirk Müller and Joey Hand qualified the 66 Ford GT in the third position.

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