Britons, Marino Franchitti and Andy Priaulx have been selected to race in the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the wheel of the mind-blowing Ford GT.
Ford is running two cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship and two in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The intention is for the two teams to come together in June for a four-car effort at arguably the most famous endurance race in the world, the Le Mans 24 Hours, fifty years after its historic 1-2-3 finish. The FIA WEC will visit a further three locations in Europe: Silverstone (UK), Nürburgring (Germany) and Spa (Belgium).
Briton, Marino Franchitti, is an endurance-specialist and has raced at Le Mans five times. And fellow Brit, Andy Priaulx, is a three-time FIA World Touring Car Champion who has won one of the world’s toughest endurance races – the Nürburgring 24 Hours – and stood on the podium at Le Mans.
The all-new Ford GT is the pinnacle of Ford innovation in aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fibre construction. It is powered by a new twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 engine, the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever.
World Endurance Championship Schedule:
- April 17: 6 Hours of Silverstone, Great Britain
- May 7: 6 Hours of Spa, Belgium
- June 18/19: Le Mans 24 Hours, France
- July 24: 6 Hours of Nürburgring, Germany
- Sept. 3: 6 Hours of Mexico City, Mexico
- Sept. 17: 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas (Lone Star Le Mans), U.S.
- Oct. 16: 6 Hours of Fuji, Japan
- Nov. 6: 6 Hours of Shanghai, China
- Nov. 19: 6 Hours of Bahrain, Bahrain