Media Coverage - (2016)

Video: Ford GT Job 1 Delivery in Ontario

Video: Ford GT Job 1 Delivery in Ontario

December 18th, 2016 – Ford Performance’s video team was on-hand for this week’s delivery of Ford GT production job 1. Check out their latest in a series chronicling the GT’s concurrent motorsport and production development via Ford Performance on YouTube.

Ford Performance on Race Tech Awards

Ford Performance on Race Tech Awards

November 9th, 2016 – Ford Performance, Multimatic Engineering, and Roush Yates Engines were recognized at the 2016 World Motorsport Symposium by Race Tech magazine for their roles in Ford’s historic June victory at Le Mans. Multimatic Engineering’s Mark Handford accepted the award for Race Car Aerodynamicist of the Year on behalf of Ford Performance and Multimatic Engineering. Visit Ford Performance online for the full...

“A Successful Year on Both Sides of Atlantic”

“A Successful Year on Both Sides of Atlantic”

November 28, 2016 – Sportscar365 revisits Larry Holt’s remarks following the World Endurance Championship season finale in Bahrain (see “Sun Sets on a Strong WEC Debut for Ford GT” on this site). Click here to read “A Successful Year on Both Sides of the Atlantic” with additional comments at Sportscar365.

Ford Performance: Ford GT Completes Successful WEC Season Debut

Ford Performance: Ford GT Completes Successful WEC Season Debut

November 21st, 2016 – The 2016 World Endurance Championship season came to a close following the 6 Hours of Bahrain for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK, closing the book on a successful inaugural FIA WEC campaign that featured poles, victories, and plenty of excitement. Visit Ford Performance online for a video summary of the GT’s maiden GTE Pro season.

Multimatic Motorsports: 2016 IMSA GS Champions

Multimatic Motorsports: 2016 IMSA GS Champions

September 30th, 2016 – Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson took the Multimatic Motorsports Shelby GT350R-C to a dramatic win at the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season finale, held at Road Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans weekend. Sportscar365 covered the win as the podium champagne flew, including an audio interview with Billy Johnson. Read more at Sportscar365.com.

60 Minutes Sports: Ford’s Surprising Le Mans Win

60 Minutes Sports: Ford’s Surprising Le Mans Win

September July 2nd, 2016 – 60 Minutes Sports followed the Ford GT racing program’s 18-month gestation, from design, build and development of the endurance race car, through its challenging first races, and to historic success at the Le Mans 24-hour race. Visit Ford Performance for more on the program, which airs Tuesday, Sept. 6th, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

FCGR Team UK Battles Through Tough Nurburgring 6-Hours

FCGR Team UK Battles Through Tough Nurburgring 6-Hours

July 24th, 2016 – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team UK endured a challenging FIA WEC Nurburgring 6-Hours, netting fourth and seventh positions in the LMGTE Pro category. As Ford Performance global director Dave Pericak remarked, “We had good speed in our cars but due to various circumstances it didn’t work out for us.” The team showed front-running pace, but was faced with contact, fire, a puncture, and a penalty. Relieved to have emerged safely, Team UK looks forward to round 5 in Mexico on September 3rd. Read the full report at Ford...

Strategy, Fast Pitwork Net Another Lime Rock Win

Strategy, Fast Pitwork Net Another Lime Rock Win

July 24th, 2016 – Multimatic’s second victory in three weeks came at Lime Rock Park this past weekend, due in large part to swift pitwork and smart tire management. “We gained five or six seconds each time (we stopped),” said Scott Maxwell on the season’s third win. Read more at Ford Performance, and...

Scott Maxwell’s Mosport Highlight

Scott Maxwell’s Mosport Highlight

July 14th, 2016 – Scott Maxwell followed a record 13th IMSA CTSC series pole with a flawless first stint carried home by co-driver Billy Johnson for the team’s second GS win of 2016. With a qualifying record and victory to pad the points lead in front of hundreds of Multimatic staff and family, what was Scott’s personal highlight of the weekend?   Scott got to reminisce about his childhood hero with Joann Villeneuve, who’d last visited the circuit alongside Gilles in 1977. Visit wheels.ca to read the full article...

Maxwell, Johnson Score Popular IMSA CTSC Home Victory

Maxwell, Johnson Score Popular IMSA CTSC Home Victory

July 11th, 2016 – Multimatic Motorsports enjoyed a stellar race weekend at the latter’s home circuit on the IMSA calendar. Scott Maxwell earned a record 13th Continental Challenge career pole ahead of winning the 2 hour, 40 minute race with co-driver Billy Johnson at the helm of the #15 Ford Performance Shelby GT350R-C. Read the full story at imsa.com.