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The Ford GT is on the pole, so don’t miss its historic return to Le Mans

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

After a strong showing in qualifying, the Ford GT will start on the pole in Saturday’s 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans. Driver Dirk Müller put the number 68 racer in that spot thanks a 3 minute-, 51.185-second lap on Wednesday night. The rest of the GT teams will start in the second, fourth and fifth positions.

Driver Dirk Müller put the number 68 Ford GT on the pole in the LM GTE Pro class for this weekend’s race. The other three Ford GT racers landed in the second, fourth and fifth starting positions.
Driver Dirk Müller put the number 68 Ford GT on the pole in the LM GTE Pro class for this weekend’s race. The other three Ford GT racers landed in the second, fourth and fifth starting positions.

“Every member of this team has worked tirelessly to get the Ford GT to this stage in its development,” said Raj Nair, executive vice president, Global Product Development and chief technical officer. “We know the greatest task is still ahead of us and speed isn’t the only thing you need at Le Mans. As one team with one goal, we will race with commitment and passion and we will race for every member of the extended Ford family across the globe.”

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