The Ford GT gets its first win at Laguna Seca


The new Ford GT GTLM already know what it is to win, although for the moment the sweetness of success have been collected away from the World Endurance (WEC). The model created by Ford’s Performance, and managed by the computer Chip Ganassi Racing has imposed within its category in the fourth round of the IMSA Weather Sportscar Championship held at the Mazda Raceway. With a great strategy and management of fuel after a stop in the early stages of the race, Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook took the win in the Ford GT #67 at Laguna Seca.

With the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in the spotlight and in full countdown for his return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford can now boast of victory with the all-new Ford GT in a race in which won by 12.5 seconds, the Ferrari 488 GTE team Scuderia Corsa, in which it competed with Alessandro Pier Guidi and Daniel Serra. At this appointment were also present some of the contestants that will battle it out at Le Mans as the C7 Corvette.R16 of Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen or the Porsche 911 RSR of Frederic Makowiecki and Earl Bamber, third in the category GTLM.

Although it is true that the victory of the Ford GT #67 was
based on the strategy and came thanks to the fuel management Richard
Westbrook, who avoided a stop extra as opposed to the Spanish Antonio Garcia or Joey
Hand (sixth with the other Ford GT), this win is a turning point for a
project that began with doubts as to its performance. By
thus, there is no best possible basis for face with excitement 24 Hours of Le
Mans in the that will compete four Ford GT
, the two fixed units of the WEC and the
two units from the IMSA, one of them being the winner in Laguna