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Watkins Win

Back to IMSA competition, the EcoBoost-powered Ford GT takes first again

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

As if in celebration of the extension of the Ford GT racing program for at least three more seasons, Ford Performance racers finished one-two at Watkins Glen over the weekend, earning the supercar its second double-podium in a row.

Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe put the Ford GT atop the podium at Watkins Glen, while teammates Joey Hand and Dirk Müller—fresh off their Le Mans win—finished second.
Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe put the Ford GT atop the podium at Watkins Glen, while teammates Joey Hand and Dirk Müller—fresh off their Le Mans win—finished second.

Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe piloted the Number 67 supercar to a first-place finish, while teammates Joey Hand and Dirk Müller followed up their Le Mans win with a second-place finish.

“It’s just such a good period for us at the moment,” said Richard, who did the driving on while his teammate attended the birth of his daughter. “Confidence is so high. It’s just a pleasure going to work every day in this Ford camp. It’s just been an amazing 30 days especially, really. First the Le Mans 24 Hours and now this. It was a great race out there. We had a really great battle with the BMW for most of the race. At one point, I thought we didn’t have enough for them, but at the end, we just seemed that little bit stronger. It was a really good race. A good race to be part of. I’m really happy for my teammate that he actually made it to the track and he has a nice trophy to bring home to his girls”

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