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Kenny Bräck Tries Out Graham Hill’s Lightweight Ford GT40: Video

Would you like to see retired IndyCar champ Kenny Bräck shake down a special, lightweight Ford GT40 on the track?

You’re welcome.

This video, from Goodwood Road & Racing, features Bräck talking us through some of the specifics of this Ford GT40 – one of just two built in this configuration, developed by late British racing driver Graham Hill. A big part of the difficulty in driving it, according to Mr. Bräck, is the simple fact that they run on cross-ply tires. “It’s a bit like driving in the snow and ice,” he says. “No grip, especially when wet, but we’re trying to dial the car in to get a nice balance in it, at least.”

But Kenny Bräck has driven a Ford GT40 like this one before, at the Goodwood Revival in 2013. This video shows us some footage from that race, in which we can see the experienced racing driver sawing constantly at the wheel, trying to keep the Ford GT40 in-check on a wet track. If this year’s historic motor race is anything like that one, Mr. Bräck will certainly have his hands full.

Watch the video in full above.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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