2016 FORD GT IMSA YEAR IN REVIEW
MOORESVILLE, NC, October 12th, 2016 – The inaugural IMSA season for the Ford GT and the Ford Performance, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Roush Yates Engines team has come to a close.
The dynamic driving of Joey Hand / Dirk Müller / Sébastien Bourdais drivers of the No. 66 and No. 67 of Ryan Briscoe / Richard Westbrook / Scott Dixon (Stefan Mücke) of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing teams had a very successful 2016 season.
The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing – US teams won 3 races and took home 5 poles.
On the way to winning the 3 races and 5 poles, the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing – US teams raced over 12,470 miles across 11 races and achieved their first win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.
They went on to win the Six Hours of the Glen. Winning this caliber of competitive endurance race is a testament to the team, drivers and performance and reliability of the Ford EcoBoost V6 engine.
They would go on to win back-to-back races by winning the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix in Ontario, Canada.
In addition, the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing – US team traveled abroad to race with their sister team (Ford Chip Ganassi Racing – UK) in the FIA Series for one race in Le Mans, France. Although their number plates were modified to No. 67 and No. 68 the teams came out in force. The team of Joey Hand / Dirk Müller / Sébastien Bourdais achieved the pinnacle of Road Racing victories and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans under the No. 68 number plate as well as acheived the pole position.