Richard Westbrook
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Richard Westbrook

1975-07-10 (age 47)


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Westbrook sure Glickenhaus can still fight for 2023 Le Mans win

Glickenhaus will remain a formidable competitor against an onslaught of new manufacturers in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours, reckons Richard Westbrook.

Westbrook rejoins Aston Martin WEC squad for Bahrain

Richard Westbrook has been called up for a second outing with the works Aston Martin squad for the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale in Bahrain next month.

Aston signs Ford refugees Tincknell, Westbrook for Le Mans

Ford refugees Harry Tincknell and Richard Westbrook will fill the vacant seats in Aston Martin Racing's Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro line-up this year.

The best IMSA driver without a ride for 2020 is…

How does an IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racer who was arguably the best in class in 2019 – and whose erstwhile engineer ranks him with two modern-day IndyCar legends – end up still seeking a ride for 2020 as we head into November? David Malsher makes the case for Richard Westbrook.

Ford IMSA outcasts in the frame for WTR drives

Wayne Taylor Racing has revealed Ford outcasts Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook are contenders to join the team for the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Ford can't blame BoP for lack of IMSA title - Westbrook

Ford shouldn't point to Balance of Performance for its failure to have won the title in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's GT Le Mans class, believes Richard Westbrook.

Ford’s Daytona victory loss a “kick in the teeth”

Richard Westbrook, part of the Ford GT crew that overcame a five lap deficit to lead the GT Le Mans class in the closing stages of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, has described missing out on the win as “really, really tough to take.”

VIR IMSA: Ford’s Westbrook grabs pole in wet and wild qualifying

Richard Westbrook will start Sunday’s GT-only IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Virginia International Raceway from pole position after topping a fascinating qualifying session on Saturday.

VIR IMSA: Westbrook quickest for Ford in first practice

Ford’s Richard Westbrook set the pace in the opening practice session for the GT-only round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Virginia International Raceway.

Ford’s GT winning streak “a hell of a ride”, says Westbrook

Ford’s latest victory in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship’s GTLM class was hailed as “incredible” by Richard Westbrook – who took the lead of the championship along with co-driver Ryan Briscoe at Road America on Sunday.

Corvette rues Porsche strategy focus that allowed Ford win

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia said his chances of winning the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship vanished when he was blindsided by the tactics of the winning Ford GT.

“Overachieving” Ganassi team made race-winning call – Westbrook

Ford IMSA WeatherTech Championship star Richard Westbrook said the call from the pitwall from his Chip Ganassi Racing team won them Sunday’s GTLM race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Ganassi aims for win 200 at Rolex 24

Victory at this year’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona – an event Chip Ganassi Racing has won in both Prototype and GT Le Mans class – will mark the 200th win for the squad since it was founded in 1990.

Ford: “Unbelievable” lack of cautions ruined Lime Rock strategy

The Chip Ganassi-run Ford GT squad says its chances in Saturday’s GT-only IMSA race at Lime Rock Park were undone as its attempted one-stop fuel strategy required some laps under caution in the 266-mile event.

Lime Rock IMSA: Bruni takes his first pole for Porsche

Porsche’s Gianmaria Bruni will start from pole position for round eight of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship at Lime Rock Park.

Richard Westbrook: Sebring final lap battle ended podium fightback

Ford GT star Richard Westbrook recounts the 12 Hours of Sebring, as his Chip Ganassi squad looked to add another prestigious title to its Le Mans and Daytona glory.

Ford ready for the “bumps and holes” of Sebring

Ford GT Chip Ganassi Racing driver Stefan Mucke says he’s prepared for the racetrack that he once mistook for a service road for emergency vehicles.

Lynn, Scheider among additions as BMW unveils Nurburgring line-up

BMW has announced its works driver line-up for the 2017 edition of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring, headlined by the arrivals of GP2 race winner Alex Lynn and two-time DTM champion Timo Scheider.

Richard Westbrook: Good start for Ford, but things can only get better

In the first of his new columns for in 2017, Ford GT IMSA star Richard Westbrook writes about a tricky start to the season at Daytona, as the Rolex 24 didn’t quite go to plan.

Daytona 24 Hours: Hr1 – Cadillacs dominate opening hour

Cadillac and Ford lead the two pro classes in the 55th Running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, while a Ferrari heads GTD.

Shank Ligier and Ferraris lead fourth practice at Petit Le Mans

Olivier Pla put the Michael Shank Ligier on top for the fourth straight practice session at Petit Le Mans, as Ferrari 488s headed the GTLM class.

Corvette scores 1-2 as Ferrari falters

Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin led a Corvette Racing 1-2 in GT Le Mans at Lime Rock, as Magnus Racing captured GT Daytona and Starworks took the Prototype Challenge category and the overall win.

Ford GT “won on racecraft,” not performance breaks, says Ganassi chief

Chip Ganassi Racing team director Mike Hull says Balance of Performance changes is part of life in sportscar racing – but says the system opens up an unnecessary world of complication.

Ford GT wins desperately tight pole battle

Four cars were covered by less than 0.2sec in the IMSA GT Le Mans qualifying battle at Lime Rock, as Spencer Pumpelly (GT Daytona) and Colin Braun (Prototype Challenge) earned the other class poles.

Ford GT earns third straight GTLM win with Briscoe, Westbrook

Even with BoP changes ahead of this weekend's race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Ford could not be denied.

ESM, Ford top qualifying on new Watkins Glen surface

The field has been set for the 2016 edition of Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International.

Winning Le Mans with Ford adds yet another milestone to Chip Ganassi Racing’s impressive team

Chip Ganassi Racing is a massive organization, with entries in many series.

Ford crew on Le Mans GT win: “We’ll go down in history”

Joey Hand says that he and the other drivers responsible for delivering Ford a historic class win in the Le Mans 24 Hours will “go down in history” for their achievements.

GTE Pro pacesetter Garcia predicts record-setting Le Mans pace

Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia has predicted that GTE Pro cars will be faster than ever at Le Mans this year, after setting the quickest time in Sunday’s Test Day.

Ford GT scores first victory, as Shank Ligier earns Prototype win

Michael Shank Racing shook off its bad luck with a comprehensive win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, while a Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT took the GTLM laurels through a combination of pace and fuel economy.

Dixon, Bourdais, Tincknell added to Ford Le Mans line-up

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has revealed its driver line-ups for the Le Mans 24 Hours, with IndyCar stars Scott Dixon and Sebastien Bourdais confirmed along with Harry Tincknell and Billy Johnson.

BMW announces line-up for 24 Hours of Nurburgring

BMW has named the drivers for the four factory M6 GT3 entries in the 2016 24 Hours of Nurburgring.

Ford will take Daytona lessons and attack Le Mans, says Westbrook

Ford’s return to international sportscar racing as a factory team at Daytona’s Rolex 24 was a troubled affair, as expected, but both cars made the finish.

Westbrook: Ford “on the back foot” going into Rolex 24

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.

Ganassi officially names full-season Ford GT drivers

Chip Ganassi has officially announced which four drivers will pilot their two Ford GT entries for full-time in 2016.

Westbrook, Briscoe, Bourdais join Ganassi’s Ford GT line-up has learned that Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe will join Joey Hand as Ganassi Ford GT full-timers, while Sebastien Bourdais comes on board as a part-time driver.

Dalziel and Goossens sign for Visit Racing

Visit Racing has signed Ryan Dalziel and Marc Goossens as full-season pilots for the No. 90 Corvette DP in the renamed WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for 2016.

Fittipaldi and Barbosa capture second Prototype title

Win wet Petit Le Mans with Bourdais in Action Express Corvette DP

Chevrolet DPs dominating Petit Le Mans, as Porsche fortunes vary in GTLM

Westbrook and Fittipaldi dispute lead, Tandy stars, Bamber goes off

Soggy Petit takes dripping-wet green flag

Ben Keating the first victim of the soaked track.

UPDATE: Corvette DP on the Petit pole, but GT Le Mans cars close behind

Earl Bamber puts his GTLM Porsche on the pole, then crashes it, then loses pole anyway.

All four TUDOR Championship class titles up for grabs at Petit

10-hour Petit Le Mans series finale at Road America could be a heartbreaker.

Tight TUDOR Championship points battle going into Watkins Glen

Sahlen's Six Hours third of four series endurance races this season.

Marc VDS Score Podium in Thrilling 24 Hours of Nürburgring

The 2015 edition of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring was one of the most dramatic in the race’s history.

Action Express gives Chevrolet first victory in 50 years in 12 Hours of Sebring

PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports scored dominant Prototype Challenge triumph.

Wayne Taylor Racing loses third-place finish in Rolex 24

Last-minute driver change not enough to keep Jordan Taylor from exceeding time limit.

Rolex 24: Ganassi's all-stars celebrate overall Daytona victory

IndyCar and NASCAR big name line-up conquers American long-distance sportscar classic.

Visit Florida returns to Spirit of Daytona in a big way for 2015

The familiar blue and white liveried Chevrolet Corvette C7 DP from Spirit of Daytona has proven to be one of the best in sports car racing.

Visit Florida Racing heads to COTA with Texas-sized ambitions

The team heads into the COTA race weekend with positive momentum after scoring podiums in every event from Detroit to Indianapolis.

Scott Tucker: Go big. Then go home?

Will the championship-winning driver and owner of Level 5 ever come back to racing?

Ryan Dalziel takes TUDOR Championship Prototype pole on last lap

Edwards, Junqueira, Davison top other three classes at Road America.

Road America: The best test of road racing in North America

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship set for Road America debut.

Corvettes at Road America: Back on hallowed ground

'America’s National Park of Speed' the next challenge for Corvette teams in TUDOR Championship.