Ford Chip Ganassi Racing announced today the drivers who will complete the Ford GT lineup for the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
French driver Sébastien Bourdais who has recorded four wins in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship and co-drove the winning Prototype entry in the 2014 Rolex 24 At Daytona joins American Joey Hand and German Dirk Müller in the #66 Ford GT.
In the #67 Ford GT, ex- Aston Martin Racing and recently announced Ford WEC driver Stefan Mücke of Germany will be paired with Australian Ryan Briscoe and England’s Richard Westbrook.
Ford hopes that this new iteration of GT will echo the success of it’s forebear the GT40 when 50 years ago in 1966, Ford started its victorious march to Le Mans with a win at the inaugural Rolex 24 At Daytona, with defending winners Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby. The GT40 also won the 2000K event at Daytona the year before with Miles and Ruby.
Ganassi’s team is the record-holder for overall team wins (6) at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Ford also has six overall wins at the Rolex 24 (1965-6, 1997, 1999, 2012, 2015).
The all-new Ford GT supercar is the culmination of years of Ford innovations in lightweighting, aerodynamics and ultra-efficient Ford EcoBoost engines. Ford announced it would return to GT racing with the Ford GT last June at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans.