Could 2015 IndyCar Champion Dixon be part of Ford GT effort at Le Mans?

After winning the 2015 IndyCar Series championship, newly crowned four-time champion Scott Dixon shared his thoughts on racing the upcoming Ford GT in the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year.

Dixon has several starts for team owner Chip Ganassi, who currently owns teams in IndyCar, NASCAR and United SportsCar.

Ganassi has Chevrolet as his supplier in IndyCar and NASCAR, but his United SportsCar efforts are with Ford and next year they are expected to compete in the World Endurance Championship as well.

“I haven’t been to Le Mans, so I think with the program that’s starting out, it’s probably not something that would be needed,” said Dixon. “I think it’s something that maybe I’ll drive later on in the year at different races, maybe the 12‑hour at Sebring or Petit depending on the driver lineup, but it’s obviously a dream of mine to race at Le Mans, it’s a dream of mine to race at Bathurst at some point, too, maybe start there with the 12‑hour at some point early in the year.

“But yeah, the GT program is very pushed by Ford, so who knows.”

Ford’s return to Le Mans in 2016 will commemorate the 50th anniversary of its 1966 overall victory at the historic race.

The Ford GT will compete in the GTE-Pro class.

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

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