Gérard Neveu delighted with Ford's return and optimistic about Porsche

The 2015 season of the FIA World Endurance Championship ended last weekend in Bahrain and it was a great one. Fans all over the world enjoyed eight thrilling races in both Prototypes and Grand Touring divisions.

Next year's competition is expected to be great too. Ford will join the field in the LM GTE-Pro class and a ninth event has been added to an already solid calendar.

Gérard Neveu, CEO of the FIA World Endurance Championship had a chat with Endurance-Info's Laurent Mercier about the 2015 season, the future and of course the GTE classes.

About the come back of Ford to La Sarthe.

We are delighted with Ford's return to Le Mans. For me it has the same impact as Porsche's one (LMP1). The Ford GT40 is historically linked to the 24-hour race.

With strong rumors about Porsche leaving the GTE-Pro next year, Gérard Neveu wanted to stay optimistic.

We are confident that Porsche will stay in GTE-Pro next year. It's not a secret, they are preparing a new car for the 2017 season. That said, there are no reasons to see them leave the championship.

Few words about the gentlemen drivers and the GTE-Am class as well.

Without their customers it's abovious that the number of Aston Martins could be much lower. A gentleman driver (GTE-Am) can do Le Mans with the right skills and budget.