News - (2016)

Four Ford GTs for 2017 IMSA Daytona 24

Four Ford GTs for 2017 IMSA Daytona 24

DEARBORN, Mich. (December 14th, 2016) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – Not since last summer’s Le Mans 24 Hours have all four Ford GTs in the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing stable competed for the same prize. That will change at the 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona in January, where the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship teams will unite for one goal — winning the coveted top step of the podium of a 24-hour race on American soil. A full four-car effort in the Rolex 24 is a continuation of the...

Sun Sets on a Strong Debut WEC Season for the Ford GT

Sun Sets on a Strong Debut WEC Season for the Ford GT

MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 19, 2016) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team finished the ‘Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain’ in fourth and sixth positions today after a tough fight to the finish of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.  The team claimed the runner up spot in the team’s championship despite a somewhat disappointing ending to what has been an incredible debut season for the Ford GT. “Both Ford GTs ran faultlessly today,” said WEC Team Principal, George Howard-Chappell. “The team and the...

2 Major Awards at Professional Motorsport World Expo

2 Major Awards at Professional Motorsport World Expo

COLOGNE, Germany (November 10th, 2016) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The results of the 2016 Professional MotorSport World Expo awards are in! Following two years of awards dominated by a single brand, this year’s event saw a wide variety of motorsport achievements celebrated in style. Ford Performance was the evening’s biggest winner, picking up the Motorsport Team of the Year and Motorsport Engineer of the Year accolades. The awards were collected by Tyrone Johnson, vehicle engineering manager, Ford Performance. Facing...

Ford GT Teams Do the Double with 1-2 in Shanghai

Ford GT Teams Do the Double with 1-2 in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China (November 7th, 2016) – Courtesy of Ford Peformance – In a repeat of the emphatic victory in Japan three weeks ago the #67 Ford GT of Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell finished the 6 Hours of Shanghai in first place this Sunday. Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla raced the sister No. 66 Ford GT to second place sealing a dramatic 1-2 for the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team. The team will now go into the final round in Bahrain in two weeks with a clear shot at taking the teams’ title. “Amazing!” said WEC Team...

Ford Performance Reveals All-New GT4 Race Car

Ford Performance Reveals All-New GT4 Race Car

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (November 1st, 2016) – Ford Performance has revealed a new, track-ready race car based on the championship-winning Ford Shelby GT350R-C. The Ford Mustang GT4 has been designed and engineered jointly by Ford Performance and Multimatic Motorsports to compete in GT4-level race categories globally, racing in such series as the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (GS), Pirelli World Challenge (GTS/G4), and the GT4 European Series. “As the Mustang nameplate continually expands its presence in markets throughout the...

Multimatic Motorsports Races into Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame

Multimatic Motorsports Races into Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame

TORONTO, Ontario (October 22nd, 2016) – Members, friends and supporters of Canada’s racing community were in the crowd as Multimatic Motorsports was honoured with induction into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame (CMHF) during its annual gala ceremony at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Glenn Gould Theatre. Onstage, Vice-President of Engineering, Larry Holt, accepted Multimatic’s International Inductee medallion from CMHF chairman, Dr. Hugh Scully. Multimatic Motorsports is now well represented in the CMHF, as long-time team...

Ford Takes Emphatic 1-2 Victory in Japan

Ford Takes Emphatic 1-2 Victory in Japan

FUJI, Japan (October 17th, 2016) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The WEC-entered Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs found their spiritual home in Japan today, taking both first and second place at the ‘6 Hours of Fuji’. The two Ford GTs battled hard throughout the race, held in the foothills of the magnificent Mt. Fuji, not giving an inch of tarmac to each other during six hours of flat out racing. This is the first win for the WEC-entered team, which is headed by Team Principal George Howard-Chappell who said: “This is a...

Dominant Season Lands IMSA Title for Johnson, Maxwell, Ford Shelby GT350R-C

Dominant Season Lands IMSA Title for Johnson, Maxwell, Ford Shelby GT350R-C

BRASELTON, Georgia (September 30, 2016) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – Ford Shelby GT350R-C earned its first championship title in its first full year of competition, thanks to a dominant season from Multimatic Motorsports in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge this year. Drivers Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell ran the table at the final race weekend, the Road Atlanta 150, earning their sixth win in their No. 15 white Ford Shelby GT350R-C after starting on pole for the sixth time. With that win, they clinched the...

Multimatic GT350R-C Posts 5th Win of 2016 at COTA, On the Brink of Series Title

Multimatic GT350R-C Posts 5th Win of 2016 at COTA, On the Brink of Series Title

AUSTIN, Texas (September 16, 2016) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – A nearly flawless drive by co-drivers Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson Jr. in their Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby GT350R-C led them to a very important IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge victory today at the Circuit of the Americas. It was the fifth victory of the season for the GT350R-C duo and put them on the cusp of winning the series title. They are 31 points ahead of the second place CJ Wilson Racing Porsche effort, with a maximum 35 points...

Ford Shelby GT350R-C Podiums at VIR in Rain-Soaked Race

Ford Shelby GT350R-C Podiums at VIR in Rain-Soaked Race

ALTON, Virginia (August 30, 2016) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The weather quickly became the star at the Continental 150 at VIRginia International Raceway on Saturday as a sudden burst of powerful rain and wind red flagged the race just over 30 minutes into the 2-hour, 40-minute event. Scott Maxwell, who started a solid p3, was one of the early victims of the surprise downpour, spinning on dry tires in the No. 15 Multimatic Ford Shelby GT350R-C. He recovered quickly with little damage to the car and remained on the lead lap as...