All four of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s Ford GT racecars will be present at Circuit of the Americas this week as both IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship competitors prepare for their respective races at the Texas track.
Two of the GTs will race in the IMSA series at COTA this weekend, while the other two will contest the WEC race. The IMSA race will kick off at 12:35 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 17th, while the 6-hour FIA WEC race is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. ET and run into the night.
In IMSA, The No. 66 GT is driven by Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller while the No. 67 car is piloted by Richard Wesbtrook and Ryan Briscoe. In the WEC, Olivier Pla shares the No. 66 Ford GT with Stefan Mücke, while Marino Franchitti, Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell are in the No. 67 car.
Ford is looking forward to having all four of their GTs together on U.S. soil this weekend and is hoping to post some valuable championship points in both the IMSA and WEC rounds.
“It will be great to have the whole team together again and on home soil for the first time since Le Mans,” Dave Pericak, Ford Performance global director, said in a statement “Both the IMSA team and WEC team are now heavily into their individual championship battles so they will both be focused on taking maximum points from COTA.”