Ford has taken a historical victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The American brand won the ultra competitive GT Le Mans class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship two-hour race. The two Ford GT cars from Ford Chip Ganassi Racing were very quick in the Califronian event.
As always fans on site and around the world enjoyed world class racing in GT Le Mans, clearly the most competitive class in the IMSA series.
The winning #67 Ford GT was driven by factory drivers Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook. They covered a total of 79 laps and were really impressive in the 120-minute race. Their team-mates Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand were fast too and challenged for the class win with the #66 Ford GT but were forced to pit for fuel with less than 10 minutes to go.
Second place went to Scuderia Corsa with their #68 Ferrari 488 GTE driven by Daniel Serra and Alessandro Pierguidi. They started the race from pole position and were among the strongest in GTLM.
The podium was completed by the #912 Porsche 911 RSR from Porsche North America with drivers Earl Bamber, Frédéric Makowiecki. The two Porsche drivers had a heroic race and were able to improve on track after a frustrating qualifying session.
More to follow.
Photo: Ford / Porsche