New Ford GT to have Factory Le Mans Racing Effort in 2016

Ford will undoubtedly do wonders to popularize its GT successor, as it’s been suggested that the vehicle will run a full Tudor United Sports Car Championship season, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

This is all reportedly happening in 2016, after the road car gets unveiled very early next year at the Detroit motor show.

Autoweek says it has information that a two-car team will benefit from full factory backing. The team boss will be ex-racer and current owner of his own IndyCar/NASCAR team, Chip Ganassi.

The source reports that the drivers for the new factory team will be Scott Pruett and Joey Hand. The first has five Grand-Am Daytona Prototype class wins and an additional five in the Rolex 24, while the former is an ex-BMW team driver with a lot of experience in endurance racing and is the 2011 winner of the American Le Mans series GT class.

Two more drivers need to be added to the team to drive the second car.

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