Ford GTs Third, Fourth Fastest In Le Mans Free Practice 1

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Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team USA’s Dirk Mueller was third fastest in GTE Pro during Free Practice 1 for the 24 Horus of Le Mans today, turning in a lap of 3:54.893 in the No. 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT.

The top five consisted of two Fords, with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team UK putting the No. 66 Ford GT in fourth with a time of 3:55.081. Fifth was the No. 67 Ford GT of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team UK, which posted a fastest lap of 3:55.436.

The fastest entry of the day was the No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE of James Calado with a lap of 3:53.833. The Ferraris dominated the timesheets, with the No. 82 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE of Matteo Malucelli turning up second fastest with a time of 3:54.180.

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The No. 66 Ford GT had a minor shunt at the hands of American Billy Johnson, who spun into the tire wall at Indianapolis corner before nursing the car back to the pits. The session was also red flagged after Stephane Sarrazin went off at Indianapolis corner in the No. 6 Toyota TS050 LMP1.

Click here for full results from FP1.

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Written by Sam McEachern

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