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Ford Confirms Unchanged Lineup for ‘Super Season’

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing announces unchanged WEC lineup of Priaulx, Tincknell, Muecke, Pla…

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Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has retained its four full-season drivers for the FIA World Endurance Championship ‘Super Season’, the team announced on Tuesday.

Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell, Stefan Muecke and Olivier Pla will return for a third consecutive season after joining the program on its debut in 2016.

They will once again drive the pair of Ford GTs for the 2018/19 season, which gets underway at Spa-Francorchamps in May.

Ford’s new racing Global Director Mark Rushbrook recently confirmed to Sportscar365 that the manufacturer’s GTE program is only confirmed through the end of the 2018-19 season.

This comes following the shift to a winter schedule as the program was originally confirmed for four seasons to the end of 2019.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist focusing on European series for Sportscar365. Kilshaw was the founder of WorldSportsCar.co.uk and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. jason

    November 28, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Ok no Pla or Ticknell for Ford at Daytona now. They still have drivers for a 3rd car at least?

    • Greg

      November 28, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      I thought Ticknell was just confirmed for the Joest-Mazda full season, would probably indicate a less than 4 car effort for Chip at Daytona.

  2. David Chaste

    November 29, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Ford is allowing the drivers way too much liberty to take on additional drives.

    I understand 3rd drivers like Derani, Bourdais, Dixon, can and should have another ride. But main drivers should be put.

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