Ford GT Supercar Wins “GTE Class” at Le Mans 24 Hour, Bests Ferrari

By: | June 23rd, 2016

See VR Lap of First Ford Endurance Race Victory Since 1980

Yesterday, after 24 hours of racing in front of 263,500 fans and 2,890 miles, Ford Motor Company celebrated its return to Le Mans with a hard-earned victory in the GTE Pro Class race. The Blue Ovals No. 68 beat Ferrari, Porsche, and Aston Martin to win at Le Mans on the 50th anniversary of its 1966 victory.

Ford will manufacture 500 Ford GTs in 2017 at a price of $400,000 each.

The three classes in the race were LMP1, GTE-Pro & GTE-Am:

LMP1 class:

1. Dumas/Jani/Lieb (F/CH/D), Porsche 919 Hybrid No. 2
2. Sarrazin/Conway/Kobayashi, Toyota TS050 – Hybrid No.6
3. di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis, Audi R18 No. 8

GTE-Pro class:

1. Hand/Müller/Bourdais (USA/D/F), Ford GT
2. Fisichella/Vilander/Malucelli (I/SF/I), Ferrari 488 GTE
3. Briscoe/Westbrook/Dixon (AUS/GB/NZ), Ford GT
4. Johnson/Mücke/Pla (USA/D/F), Ford GT
5. Turner/Sörensen/Thiim (GB/DK/DK), Aston Martin
6. Stanaway/Rees/Adam (NZ/BRA/GB), Aston Martin
8. Christensen/Lietz/Eng (D/A/A), Porsche 911 RSR

GTE-Am class:

1. Sweedler/Bell/Segal (USA/USA/USA), Ferrari 458 Italia
2. Collard/Perrodo/Aguas (F/F/P), Ferrari F458 Italia
3. Al Qubaisi/Long/Heinemeier Hansson (UAE/USA/DK), Porsche 911 RSR
4. Mok/Sawa/Bell (Mal/JP/GB), Ferrari 458 Italia
5. Wainwright/Carroll/Barker (GB/GB/GB), Porsche 911 RSR
10. Ried/Henzler/Camathias (D/D/CH), Porsche 911 RSR

Enjoy a VR Lap in the Ford GT in the following video.

David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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