News - (2017)

Ford Performance Teams Up Young NASCAR Stars

Ford Performance Teams Up Young NASCAR Stars

DEARBORN, Michigan (Dec 14, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – Ford Performance is in the midst of a NASCAR youth movement and when the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge kicks off in Daytona on Jan. 26, four of its NASCAR drivers will be on full display. Ford Performance Development Driver Chase Briscoe, along with Austin Cindric, Cole Custer and Ty Majeski will be mentored and joined on track by IMSA champion driver Scott Maxwell as part of a two-car Mustang GT4 team in the GS class that weekend. “We have an outstanding...

WEC 2017 Wrap-Up

WEC 2017 Wrap-Up

MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 18th, 2017) – Courtesy Ford Performance – The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team finished the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship in second place in the teams’ standings with the #67 Ford GT and third place in the drivers’ championship with Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell. Despite entering the season finale with a fighting chance of winning the driver’s title, it slipped out of reach during today’s six-hour race in Bahrain, although the British duo in the #67 Ford GT grabbed a podium place when Priaulx passed...

Ford Qualifies Ahead of Championship Rivals for Final Race

Ford Qualifies Ahead of Championship Rivals for Final Race

MANAMA, BAHRAIN (Nov. 17th, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The scene is set for a thrilling GTE Pro championship showdown after Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell qualified the #67 Ford GT ahead of their main championship rivals for tomorrow’s ‘Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain’. They will start from third place on the grid after both posting strong times in Saturday evening’s qualifying session. The #66 Ford GT of Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla will start the race from eighth place after having fast times deleted due to track...

Ford Prepares to Fight for World Championship in Bahrain

Ford Prepares to Fight for World Championship in Bahrain

GREATWORTH, U.K. (Nov. 13th, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The battle for the 2017 GT FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Championship has come down to the final race of the season: the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain, which takes place this Saturday, November 18, at the Bahrain International Circuit. The “Battle of Bahrain” will be fought between the #67 Ford GT of Andy Priaulx (GB) and Harry Tincknell (GB), the #51 Ferrari of James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi, and the #91 Porsche of Fred Makowiecki and Richard Lietz. Going into...

Victory in China

Victory in China

SHANGHAI, China (Nov. 5th, 2017) – Courtesy Ford Performance – Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell’s victory at the 6 Hours of Shanghai has thrown the fight for the 2017 GT FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Championship wide open ahead of the final round in Bahrain in two weeks’ time. This is the British duo’s second consecutive win in Shanghai and could prove to be the turning point for their 2017 championship campaign. “That was a big win for the team today, not just for this race but for the Championship,” said Dave Pericak, global...

Field Set For The WEC Chinese Round At ‘6 Hours Of Shanghai’

Field Set For The WEC Chinese Round At ‘6 Hours Of Shanghai’

SHANGHAI, CHINA (Nov. 4th, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The two Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs will start the Chinese round of the FIA World Endurance Championship from fourth and fifth place tomorrow.  The #67 Ford GT of Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell will start the 6 Hours of Shanghai on the second row of the grid in fourth place with the #66 sister Ford GT of Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla right behind them in fifth position. “Qualifying didn’t quite go to plan,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford...

Ford Focused on WEC Title Race in Shanghai

Ford Focused on WEC Title Race in Shanghai

GREATWORTH, U.K. (Oct. 30th, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team heads east again this week for the penultimate round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. After a difficult weekend at Fuji, Japan, the team will have to pull out all of the stops to get back into contention for a championship win. The 6 Hours of Shanghai was the scene of a memorable 1-2 finish for the Ford GTs in 2016, but WEC team principal, George Howard-Chappell, knows that one good result doesn’t guarantee another. “More than...

Going Green — Fast

Going Green — Fast

DEARBORN, Michigan (Oct. 26th 2017) – Ford EcoBoost and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing have earned DEKRA Green Racing awards (manufacturer and team) for performance this year in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The DEKRA Green Racing award is given to the cleanest, fastest and most efficient cars in the GTLM class. Data is collected for each car throughout every race, with each lap scored using timing and scoring (“fast,” or average on-track speed compared to leader in kph), amount of fuel used (“clean”) and efficiency, or how...

Fog-Out in Fuji

Fog-Out in Fuji

FUJI, Japan (Oct. 15th, 2017) – Courtesy Ford Performance – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla finished the interrupted ‘6 Hours of Fuji’ in fourth place on Sunday after battling through the rain and fog that settled over Fuji Speedway in Japan. Championship protagonists, Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell saw their lead slip away, dropping to fifth place in the standings after finishing the race in eighth position. “It has been a very challenging day and we’re disappointed with the outcome,” said WEC Team...

‘6 Hours of Fuji’ Strong Start for Ganassi Racing

‘6 Hours of Fuji’ Strong Start for Ganassi Racing

FUJI, Japan (Oct. 14th, 2017) – Courtesy of Ford Performance – The two Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs have qualified in second and third place for the start of tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Fuji.  Driver’s Championship leaders, Andy Priaulx (GB) and Harry Tincknell (GB) took second place in the #67 Ford GT after a strong showing from both drivers in Saturday’s 20-minute qualifying session. Right behind them is the sister #66 Ford GT of Stefan Mücke (GER) and Olivier Pla (FRA), both happy to be fighting from the front at Fuji. The...