Keep On Runnin’
On the heels of its Le Mans success, the Ford GT will keep racing into 2019
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company
Against all odds, Ford was able to go from announcing a new Ford GT to winning Le Mans on the 50th anniversary of the 1-2-3 GT-40 win in 1966 in just over a year. After that kind of success out of the gate, it would be shame not to see the car keep racing. Fortunately the powers that be at the Blue Oval agree.
“We wanted to make sure everyone knows that we are committed to sports car racing globally with WEC and IMSA,” Ford executive vice president and chief technical officer, Raj Nair said. “The stated goal of our Ford GT program was to win Le Mans, and we’re very proud that we were able to do that in our first year. To commit to a full, four-year assault on both the IMSA and WEC championships shows how serious we are about taking Ford GT racing around the world.”
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