Ford announces its riders for the World Endurance 2016

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The project around the new Ford GT takes the form, although there are still unknowns to solve. However, the firm has unveiled its four riders permanent in the WEC 2016. Specifically, there will be Olivier Pla, Stefan Mücke, Andy Priaulx and Marino Franchitti. With this announcement, the brand has already confirmed its riders for the short tests in the World of Endurance and IMSA, as well as the pilots wildcard for the 24 Hours of Daytona to be held this month of January. The 24 Hours of Le Mans remains the big unknown volume of cars and drivers.

Ford has opted for the experience in your program in the Endurance World with four riders who know very well the category and you even have ties with Chip Ganassi, although the Ford GT, the WEC will put you in competition Multimatic Motorsport. In any case, Olivier Pla comes straight from Nissan after splitting the project of the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO after their blatant failure. For his part, Stefan Mücke landed at Ford after competing with Aston Martin Racing, being a great connoisseur of the category of GT.

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Andy Priaulx is a three-time winner of the WTCC and although he has competed
in tests such as the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, 12 Hours of Sebring or
the own 24 Hours of Le Mans, his experience in the World of
Resistance is reduced as their participations in the Le Mans dating back to
2010 and 2011, when he competed with the BMW M3 GT2. In any case, you can
be the perfect complement to Mücke or Pla. Finally, Marine
Franchitti is scheduled to play its first full season in the WEC
, although it has
contested the 24 Hours of Le Mans five times,.

Now
the unknown resides in the 24 Hours of Le Mans
. Ford has not announced the
combination of their pilots, nor the identity of the pilots
complementing the teams in Le Mans. Still it is not known if Chip Ganassi
take one or two vehicles, shutting down the payroll of the Ford GT in the test in three or
four. The only thing certain is that in the IMSA, Joey Hand and Dirk Muller are couple
on the Ford GT #66 and Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook in the
#67
. For the 24 Hours of Daytona this month of January, both teams is complemented with Sébastien Bourdais
and Stefan Mücke
respectively. Among all these names is the
game.