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Published on January 7th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Ford Returns To Le Mans With Driver Andy Priaulx

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It’s been 6 months since the Blue Oval made its official announcement of its return to serious motor racing, Le Mans!. This week Ford has finally revealed who will be driving its new GT racer this year.

Ford returns to the World Endurance Championship, and its headline race at Le Mans, some 50 uears after the GT40’s famous 1966 victory, its first of four straight wins.

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Andy Priaulx is the driver picked and he has had victory in the Nürburgring 24 Hours among his career achievements and also features in the four-strong team driving the latest GT, five years on from his podium finish with BMW in the equivalent category in the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours.

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The British racing veteran will be joined by fellow countryman Marino Franchitti in Chip Ganassi’s new team, as well as former Aston Martin driver Stefan Mucke and Frenchman Olivier Pla. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing will enter two cars apiece into the WEC and America’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with all of them coming together for a four-car assault on the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.

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