29 Jan '16, 8pm

Westbrook: Ford “on the back foot” going into Rolex 24 https://t.co/i52rAquyIb

Westbrook: Ford “on the back foot” going into Rolex 24 https://t.co/i52rAquyIb

Richard Westbrook says Ford’s target for this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona is to finish with as few problems as possible, rather than setting ambitious goals for GTLM honors. Ford is returning as a factory team to international sportscar racing in the twice-around-the-clock American sportscar classic. It won the race 50 years ago with its iconic GT40 racer. The new GT model echoes that glorious past but instant success is unlikely, according to Westbrook, who was 10th fastest in GTLM after Friday’s dry final practice session, driving the car he shares with Ryan Briscoe and Stefan Mucke. “It’s a new chassis, new crew, new everything – something pops up and puts you on the back foot,” said Westbrook, who has previously been a contender for overall honors in the Daytona Prototype division. “As a standalone event, you can’t treat this as a test. As soon as that green flag dro...

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