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Richard Westbrook

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ALL FIVE FORD GTs PREPARED FOR MULTI-MANUFACTURER BATTLE AT LE MANS

The battle lines have been drawn and the scene is set for an historic GTE showdown at Le Mans on June 15-16. Fifty years on from the last of Ford’s four-year winning streak at Le Mans, it is no longer just Ford vs. Ferrari. It’s Ford vs. Ferrari, BMW, Aston Martin, Corvette and Porsche. A … Continue reading

THREE IN A ROW: FORD CHIP GANASSI RACING TAKES COME-FROM-BEHIND VICTORY

Shortly after the race’s final pit stops with just over an hour to go, Joey Hand was 12 seconds down to the race leader.  But in the spirit of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s “never say die” attitude, Hand charged to the front, passing the leading Corvette with 13 minutes left and taking his and Dirk … Continue reading

FORD GT EARNS BACK-TO-BACK WINS AT ROLEX 24

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has won back-to-back IMSA GTLM titles at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Ford EcoBoost-powered Ford GT also broke a distance record for the race that has stood since 1982. One year after their team car, the No. 66 Ford GT, won the event, drivers Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook and … Continue reading

FORD GT CARS QUALIFY P2, P5 FOR ROLEX 24

Joey Hand was close, but not quite close enough as he nearly put the No. 66 Ford GT on pole at Daytona International Speedway for the second year in a row. Just .019 seconds off the top spot, Hand will start p2 when team owner Chip Ganassi issues the call to start engines for the … Continue reading

ROWE RACING SECURES SECOND PLACE AT THE NURBURGRING WITH THE BMW M6 GT3

A dramatic and rain-soaked finale, soaring summer temperatures and 205,000 thrilled spectators: the 45th edition of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (GER) lived up to the event’s reputation as one of the toughest and most spectacular GT races in the world. Alexander Sims (GBR), Markus Palttala (FIN), Nick Catsburg (NED), Richard Westbrook (GBR) and … Continue reading

BMW MOTORSPORT DRIVER/TEAM ALLOCATIONS FOR THE NURBURGRING 24 HOURS ANNOUNCED

BMW Motorsport will take a large, top-class contingent to the Nürburgring (GER) for the 24-hour race on 27th and 28th May. Following the announcement of the drivers and teams a few weeks ago, the allocation of the drivers to the individual cars has now been finalised. BMW Team Schnitzer, ROWE Racing and Schubert Motorsport are … Continue reading

FORD FINISH 1-2 AT SAHLEN’S SIX HOURS OF THE GLEN

The Ford GT is on a winning streak. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing earned its second double-podium in a row as the No. 67 Ford GT duo of Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe cruised to victory lane for the second time together, this time at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, while teammates Joey Hand … Continue reading

FORD WINS AT LE MANS

The No. 68 Ford GT of Sébastien Bourdais (FRA), Joey Hand (US) and Dirk Müller (GER) crossed the finish line at Le Mans at three o’clock on Sunday, as the overall GT winner of the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours. The No. 69 Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe (AUS), Scott Dixon (NZ) and Richard Westbrook … Continue reading

FORD PREPARING TO ‘GO LIKE HELL!’ AT LE MANS 24 HOURS

A light rain was falling and grey clouds hung low over the rolling French countryside, producing premature twilight as three sleek prototype automobiles rolled across the finish line to end the 24 Hours of Le Mans for 1966. So began the last press release that Ford issued from Le Mans in 1966. That race became … Continue reading

FORD PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCES IMSA DRIVER LINEUP FOR 2016

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing officially announced today the four drivers who will compete in the all-new Ford GT for the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Drivers Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Dirk Müller and Joey Hand have been selected for full-time rides in the two Ford GTs that will compete in the full IMSA WeatherTech schedule … Continue reading

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