Ford GT Kicks Off WEC Season With Silverstone Win
On race day, the Ford GTs were running strong, holding the first and second positions. The #66 GT— driven by Stefan Mücke, Olivier Pla, and Billy Johnson — actually held the lead for quite a while before a safety car dust-up cost it a few positions.
“It’s a real shame,” Stefan said. “Of course it is great for the whole team to win at the start of the season but for us it’s hard to lead for so long then only finish fourth because of the safety car. It was out of our hands today and we will come back even stronger.”
To get the win at home, in front of family, friends and Ford employees is fantastic. — Harry Ticknell, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing
“I was sitting in the office in the truck having a chat with Andy when I heard “Harry, helmet on!” so I didn’t have much time to prepare!” Harry said. “I really enjoyed having such a long run and it was one of those times when it goes very quiet in the car and you really get into the zone. I was just nailing the laps one after the other and focusing on the checkered flag. To get the win at home, in front of family, friends and Ford employees is fantastic. I gave it absolutely everything I had today and I hope this sets us on the path to a championship win.”
That path will continue on May 6 as the WEC continues at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.