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Ford To Trim Factory GT Program After 2019
April 22, 2019
Full factory backing for the Ford GT sports car racing program will be trimmed following this season, as confirmed by Autoweek. Ford currently campaigns rides in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
Ford To Trim Factory GT Program After 2019

Full factory backing for the Ford GT sports car racing program will be trimmed following the 2019 season, as confirmed by Autoweek.

Ford currently campaigns rides in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Earlier this year, Ford Motorsports Performance Global Director had noted the company was only committed to the end of the season for both series.

As of now, sponsors and privateer teams are being sought to continue the GT program, which will also be partially supported by Ford going forward, according to Autoweek.

Ganassi Racing—which fields the IMSA program for Ford—and Multimatic—which fields Ford’s WEC program—may continue the programs, but would likely need outside sponsorships. Without this, privateer teams could purchase and race the cars.

Currently, Ford is third in manufacturers points in the IMSA GT Le Mans class. In 2018, Ford won the manufacturer championship.

According to Autoweek, Rushbrook indicated the potential interest in other series including an all-electric rallycross, Formula E, and even Prototype classes in both IMSA and WEC.

For more information, visit the Ford Performance GT Racing webpage.