Sensational Ford GT LM Performance At Le Mans 2016 In Photos
“This is a historic moment for Ford Motor Company,” said Bill Ford (chief executive of Ford Motor Company) after the end of 24 Hours Of Le Mans 2016 endurance race in France. Ford GT LM car from Chip Ganassi racing team win one of the most difficult competitions in the world of cars racing. And especially, Ford car win again, exactly fifty years after the famous victory in 24H LeMans 1966 race, but this time only with two equipage on the podium.
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24 Hours of Le Mans 2016
Released for the first time to the media at Le Mans last year Ford GT LM car won at 24 Hours of Le Mans 2016 only after 395 days the racing car rolled for the first time on 20 May 2015 at Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada.
During the race, Ford GT LM car number 68 took the lead only at the twentieth hour of the 24 hours endurance race in Le Mans, after a titanic battle against the Ferrari number 82. Ford has surpassed Ferrari three times on famous French racing track, reviving the old rivalry between the two manufacturers for fifty years.
Sebastien Bourdais (FRA), Joey Hand (US) and Dirk Müller (GER) at wheel of Ford GT LM car number 68 crossed the finish line at 3 o’clock Sunday, June 19, 2016 of Circuit De La Sarthe in Le Mans, France and won the 24 Hours LeMans 2016 in LM GTE Pro endurance racing category.
The Ford GT LM car number 69 of Ryan Briscoe (AUS), Scott Dixon (NZ) and Richard Westbrook (GB) joined the winners on the podium after having won the third place. The Ford GT LM numbers 66 and 67 were respectively ranked for fourth and ninth places.
With 175 team victories in motor racing, Ford GT LM car from Chip Ganassi racing team is the only owner in the history of motorsports to have won the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, Rolex 24 At Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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