Along with the debut of the all-new S650 generation 2024 Ford Mustang, The Blue Oval also revealed that it was set to embark on a major motorsports push with a variety of new Dark Horse-based models – including the Ford Mustang GT3 and GT4. That announcement conjured up tremendous interest in both new racers, and in the months since, Ford has revealed its factory driver lineup, a host of new liveries for the race cars, and pointed out that in testing, the “underdog” GT3 – specifically – has seriously impressed everyone thus far. However, it won’t be long before we get to see both the Ford Mustang GT3 and GT4 in action, as both are set to compete at the upcoming Rolex 24 at Daytona.
There, the Ford Mustang will compete in multiple events, with the GT3 participating in the GTD Pro and GTD classes, while the GT4 is set to compete in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and the IMSA VP Racing Sports Car Challenge. In GTD Pro, Ford and Multimatic are fielding a two-car, factory-backed GT3 team with drivers Chris Mies, Mike Rockenfeller, and Harry Tincknell in the No. 64 car, while Le Mans winners Joey Hand and Dirk Müller are joined by Frédéric Vervisch in the No. 65 Mustang racer.
Additionally, Mustang GT3 customer Proton Competition is participating in the GTD Class with drivers Dennis Olsen, Corey Lewis, Ryan Hardwick, and Giammarco Levorato piloting the No. 55 car. KohR Motorsports will also see the return of Luca Mars and Bob Michaelian in the No. 59 Mustang GT4, with Mars simultaneously competing in VP Racing Sports Car Challenge. Meanwhile, McCumbee McAleer Racing is welcoming back the No. 13 of Chad McCumbee and Jenson Altzman to the Michelin Pilot Challenge when the festivities kick off Saturday, January 27th.
“We are ready to unleash the Ford Mustang GT3 and GT4 cars during a very exciting time for the sport,” said Mark Rushbrook, Global Director of Ford Performance Motorsports. “Daytona International Speedway has been the site for many remarkable moments through our history, and we can’t wait to return to IMSA competition.”