Marino Franchitti will not contest the three remaining rounds of the WEC after the reorganization that has been carried out to Ford’s Performance in his / her project in the category GTE-Pro straight-sided end of the season. In this way, the Ford GT #67 will be driven at Fuji, Shanghai and Bahrain by Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell in exclusive, thus a project symmetrical with two pilots in each one of the Ford GT competing in the Endurance World. It should be recalled that Ford already opted for set aside to Billy Johnson’s Ford GT #66 after contesting the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Both Aston Martin as Ford decided to have three drivers per car in the first third of championship. With this configuration, the two teams contested the 6 Hours of Silverstone and the 6 Hours of Spa, ensuring that all their pilots were best prepared for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. However, after the appointment in The Sarthe, only the Ford GT #67 has kept the outline of three pilots, while the unit #66 step to be piloted by Olivier Pla and Stefan Mücke from the 6 Hours of Nürburgring ahead.
Ford Performance has not explained the reasons for this reorganization last time, although in principle the output of Marino Franchitti does not imply that the pilot scottish disengagement from the project of the brand. In this aspect, it is expected that Marino Franchitti can take to compete in some other category from here until the end of the season or even work in the development of the Ford GT. In this aspect, it should be noted that Marino has not reconciled the WEC with other categories like you have done Olivier Pla and Harry Tincknell, which have competed with two LMP2 in the IMSA and the Europen Le Mans Series respectively.