Ford Motor Company is set to make their historic return to Le Mans official. Bill Ford Jr who is set to wave the flag for the start of this year’s race is expected to make the announcement at the company’s hospitality tent, already under construction in Le Mans.
North American stalwart Chip Ganassi Racing is expected to field two factory supported GTE racers based on the forthcoming Ecoboost V6 powered Ford GT supercar.
The announcement comes on the 50th anniversary of Ford’s first Le Mans triumph, when Chris Amon and Bruce McLaren finally vanquished the all conquering Ferrari’s with their GT40 Mark II.
Look for the Ford V Ferrari legacy to continue next year in the ultra competitive GTE-Pro class at Le Mans and the GTLM division of the US based Tudor United Sports Car Championship.
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