Ford Performance decided to extend its program in the WEC and IMSA until 2019, but, to continue with this project in around the Ford GT was needed to close the last fringes. In this regard, the american manufacturer has given the definitive step to renew the partnership with its two most important partners, as it confirms the middle ‘Sportscar365’. In this way, Ford Performance will continue to partner to Chip Ganassi Racing and Multimatic to continue to operate with their Ford GT until the end of 2019, both in the Endurance World as well as in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Ford Performance has achieved notable successes with the Ford GT, being his victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016, his victory most prominent to date. Therefore, since the mark is not to find reasons to break the strong bond that has united them two of the large brackets of your project in resistance. However, the canadian Multimatic has been the company in charge of designing and building the Ford GT, while Chip Ganassi Racing is the team that puts on the track the GT/GTLM brand to one and the other side of the Atlantic.
With this two-year agreement, Ford Performance shuts down all the details of your program with the Ford GT, on the other hand is not confirmed to be extended beyond 2019, following a cycle of four years. In this aspect, there are several reports coming from the united States around a possible interest of Ford in the platform DPi IMSA and more if after 2021 becomes a global platform with real options to compete in the WEC. In this aspect, Ford Performance is the best example of the importance of a global program for a car manufacturer.