It was at Le Mans last June that Bill Ford himself confirmed Ford’s return to the famous French endurance race. Today, half-a-year later, the company has revealed the names of the drivers who will share the two cars at the 2016 WEC’s nine rounds.
They are Scot Marino Franchitti, Germany’s Stefan Mücke, Frenchman Olivier Pla and Briton Andy Priaulx.
Hardened GT campaigners Mücke and Priaulx consequently part company respectively with Aston Martin and BMW, makes with which they have been associated for some time. Marino Franchitti and Olivier Pla both have recent experience of prototype racing.
Their first public appearance will be the world championship’s Prologue test at Le Castellet, France, at the end of March. Prior to that, the cars are due to race at the 2016 Roar before Rolex 24 of Daytona (N°66 car: Joey Hand/Dirk Muller/Sébastien Bourdais / N°67: Ryan Briscoe/Richard Westbrook/Stefan Mücke).