Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and the Ford GT have officially begun their foray into the FIA World Endurance Championship by participating in ‘The Prologue’ pre-season test at Circuit Paul Ricard.
Ford’s entire Le Mans roster participated in the two-day test, with Mücke, Olivier Pla and Billy Johnson driving the No. 66 Ford GT and Marino Franchitti, Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell driving the No. 67 car.
“This is only the second time we’ve been on track with the full team and I’m pleased with how well everyone is working together,” said Ford WEC Team Principal George Howard-Chappell. “We’ve managed to do a lot of laps here, steadily building up the mileage on the Ford GTs; this is an endurance championship after all. Where we are in relation to the competition will become clear at Silverstone.”
Mücke said he’s confident in the way the team has been working together so far and is looking forward to their first season together.
“The team is really coming together now,” he said. “The three of us like the same things in the car so driver comfort won’t be an issue for us. We have completed some good race simulation work and I’m very happy to say there is a good feeling in the team and I think we have a good season ahead of us.”
The team has remain at Circuit Paul Ricard to complete an all-important endurance test on today and tomorrow ahead of the first race of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone on April 17th.