Ford Chip Ganassi Racing 2016 IMSA drivers announced

Ford has officially announced the driver line-ups for next year's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The American brand will enter the demanding GT Le Mans class with a pair of brand new Ford GTs.

The Chip Ganassi Racing managed cars will be driven in the premier North American sportscar series by world class drivers. Dirk Mueller, Richard Westbrook, Ryan Briscoe and Joey Hand, all of them with a huge experience in GT racing.

Race debut for the Ford GT racer will be at Daytona International Speedway, home of the famous Rolex 24 and opening round of the 2016 IMSA season. Ford will have to challenge the much experienced Corvette, Porsche, BMW and Ferrari teams.

Ford's drivers for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship will be announced later.

More to follow.