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Ford GT Settles For Third Place At Canadian Motorsports Park

Ford was forced to accept a third-in-class finish at last weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Canadian Motorsports Park, after BMW’s pair of M6 GTLM race cars claimed the top two spots on the podium. The No. 66 Ford GT wasn’t far behind, ending the race in fifth place in the GTLM class; separating the two cars was the No. 3 Corvette C7.R.

The race was a repeat of the 6 Hours of the Glen earlier this month in some ways; there, too, the No. 67 Ford GT of Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe settled for a lesser place on the podium while the No. 25 BMW M6 took first. And there, too, the No. 67 was followed closely by the No. 3 Corvette C7.R, with the No. 66 Ford GT just behind. This time around, however, the No. 24 BMW placed just after the No. 25, pushing the Ford GT further back in the final lineup.

The race experienced a total of three cautions, and two separate instances of rainfall made the track slick during the final hour.

The next event on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar is the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.

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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