Ford GT: Introducing Ryan Briscoe – video

Ryan Briscoe will pilot the No. 67 Ford GT with co-driver Richard Westbrook

Ford GT: Introducing Ryan Briscoe – video
Ryan Briscoe
Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTLM drivers for IMSA and Le Mans: Dirk Müller, Joey Hand, Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe with Edsel Ford II, Dave Pericak and Raj Nair from Ford, Chip Ganassi and other team members
Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTLM drivers for IMSA and Le Mans: Dirk Müller, Joey Hand, Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe with Edsel Ford II
Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTLM drivers for IMSA and Le Mans: Dirk Müller, Joey Hand, Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe with Dave Pericak and Raj Nair from Ford, and Chip Ganassi
Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTLM detail
Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTLM detail
Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTLM detail
Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTLM detail
Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTLM detail

Ford Performance’s bid for the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title in GTLM will be a truly global effort, with drivers from four different countries behind the wheel. Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, will pilot the No. 67 Ford GT with co-driver Richard Westbrook, of England, United Kingdom.

Briscoe is a 12-time IMSA and eight-time Verizon IndyCar Series race winner who rejoined the Ganassi team after most recently running the No. 8 NTT DATA car in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series for the team. Briscoe began his IndyCar racing career in 2005, driving the No. 33 for Target Chip Ganassi Racing (TCGR), and was also a driver of the team’s 2005 Rolex 24 at Daytona entry.

Over the past 10 years, Briscoe has driven for multiple IMSA teams, recording 12 wins over 36 races, and most recently won the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 2015 12 Hours of Sebring in the GTLM class.

Ford GT Race Program in 2016

• Ford launches a four-car Ford GT race program in January 2016.

• All four will compete under the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing banner.

• Two cars will race in the full IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series and will be based in the United States. Two will compete in the full FIA World Endurance Championship series and will be based in the United Kingdom.

Ryan Briscoe: “I’d been hearing about the car before any announcement was made and definitely had it in my foresight that this would be something amazing to be part of, but it’s hard in motor racing, as a driver. For me, personally, I’m sort of transitioning out of open wheel racing to sports car racing and it’s hard to put your thumb on when that day will come and when you’ll become a fulltime sports car driver. I couldn’t think of a better time for it to happen.

“I’m excited about the debut of the car, a whole new operation coming to the racing forum next year. I’m so excited for it right now. I just can’t wait for Daytona to come around and for us to go racing.”

Ford

shares
comments
Albuquerque joins Action Express Racing for enduros

Previous article

Albuquerque joins Action Express Racing for enduros

Next article

BMW Motorsport announces details of its 2016 programme

BMW Motorsport announces details of its 2016 programme
Load comments
The significance of the next step in WEC/IMSA convergence Prime

The significance of the next step in WEC/IMSA convergence

Following the latest convergence connection permitting Le Mans Hypercars from the FIA World Endurance Championship to compete against LMDh entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from 2023, it could open up enticing options not only to manufacturers but also for the calendar and race formats

WEC
Jul 13, 2021
Why a Mazda IMSA Prototype title would bring bitter joy Prime

Why a Mazda IMSA Prototype title would bring bitter joy

Can Mazda win this year’s IMSA Prototype championship? Undoubtedly. But it will be the culmination of an achingly hard struggle, after which the brand has decided to quit. David Malsher-Lopez tells the story of a bizarre blend of heartache and positivity.

IMSA
Apr 6, 2021
The GTE dilemma that IMSA has created for the WEC Prime

The GTE dilemma that IMSA has created for the WEC

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s decision to scrap its GT Le Mans class for 2022 raises the question of whether the FIA World Endurance Championship should phase out GTE cars. But it's a much harder decision than it appears on the surface.

WEC
Feb 3, 2021
Nine things to watch at the 2021 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona Prime

Nine things to watch at the 2021 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

After a 100-minute sprint race to whet the appetite, the 2021 IMSA SportsCar Championship gets underway properly this weekend. With plenty of significant changes during the winter, here are the key points you need to keep an eye on

IMSA
Jan 29, 2021
Why Magnussen is relishing a fresh start in sportscars Prime

Why Magnussen is relishing a fresh start in sportscars

Having gone over seven years without a race win through spells with McLaren, Renault and Haas, Kevin Magnussen's departure from Formula 1 for IMSA with big-hitters Chip Ganassi Racing could give him what he craves most - a chance of success

IMSA
Jan 29, 2021
Oliver Gavin's Corvette Racing highlights Prime

Oliver Gavin's Corvette Racing highlights

Oliver Gavin has stepped down from the full-time Corvette Racing line-up after a stellar career with the team spanning nearly 20 years. He looks back on a stint that encompassed, among other successes, five Le Mans 24 Hours victories.

Le Mans
Jan 28, 2021
How Tandy joined an exclusive club of endurance legends Prime

How Tandy joined an exclusive club of endurance legends

Victory at last year's Spa 24 Hours meant Nick Tandy had completed the unofficial sextuple crown of the world's six biggest endurance races, becoming the first Briton to do so. Ahead of his fresh start with Corvette Racing, he explains how he did it…

Le Mans
Jan 24, 2021
The 12 greatest Sebring 12 Hours ranked Prime

The 12 greatest Sebring 12 Hours ranked

The 2020 edition of the Florida sportscar classic is finally taking place this weekend, eight months after its traditional date in March. That meant there was plenty of time for Motorsport.com to pour over its previous 67 races and select the best.

IMSA
Nov 11, 2020