01 Feb '17, 12am

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing claim GTLM class win at Rolex 24

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing claim GTLM class win at Rolex 24

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing claim GTLM class win at Rolex 24 It didn’t seem the 55th-annual Rolex 24 could get any more exciting for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing. All four Ford GTs were united, competing together on one track for the first time since the Le Mans 24 last year. The team qualified p1-2-3 in GTLM. Then came the final 30 minutes of the race. After starting on pole, the No.66 Ford GT led much of the early hours. Then came the overnight stints and some of the most challenging conditions, between wet and the cold temperatures, the drivers had ever been up against. In spite of it all, the same trio who propelled Ford to a GTE Pro win at Le Mans in 2016 – pole position qualifier Joey Hand, Dirk Müller and Sébastien Bourdais - charged up to the front again and again. “The win made me very uncomfortable to watch. And sweaty,” said Hand, who with Bourdais watched Müller take ...

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