Dixon, Bourdais to chase Le Mans glory with Ganassi

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter & NASCAR Contributor

Four time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon will tackle the 24 Hours of Le Mans with team owner Chip Ganassi’s factory backed Ford GT program.

Dixon will be paired with fellow IndyCar champion Sebastien Bourdais along with Harry Tincknell and Billy Johnson to drive one of four cars entered in the legendary twice round the clock race.

“Like any driver, it is a dream come true for me to race at Le Mans and I can’t wait to get started,” Dixon said. “The history of Ford at Le Mans is very well documented, and I’m proud to be part of this very special program.”

Dixon is already scheduled to race in the Ford GT in this weekend’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring alongside Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe.

Bourdais will make his first start at Le Mans since 2012 when he raced for the Pescarolo Team in the LMP2 class. The Frenchman nearly won Le Mans in 2011 driving in the factory packed Peugeot outfit but ended up a bittersweet second place.

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Josh Farmer joined the media center in 2012 after first discovering his love of IndyCar racing in 2004 at Auto Club Speedway. He has been an accredited member of the IndyCar media center since 2014 and also contributes to IndyCar.com along with The Motorsports Tribune.

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