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Bourdais, Muecke Complete Ford GT Lineups for Daytona

Sebastien Bourdais, Stefan Muecke confirmed in Ford GT for Daytona…

Photo: Ford/Alexander Trienitz

Photo: IMSA/Alexander Trienitz

As expected, Sebastien Bourdais and Stefan Muecke have been confirmed as third drivers for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s GT Le Mans class effort in this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener will see the competition debut for the new Ford GT.

Bourdais will join Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller in the No. 66 Ford, with Muecke, who was confirmed as one of Ganassi’s full-season drivers for the FIA World Endurance Championship, set to share the No. 67 car at Daytona with Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook.

Westbrook and Muecke, incidentally, have a past with each other, in a highly publicized run-in during a FIA GT1 World Championship race at Silverstone in 2011.

Bourdais, meanwhile, becomes the ninth Ford GT driver confirmed, with the manufacturer still needing three additional pilots for its targeted four-car effort for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, pending entries from the ACO.

Ganassi will field a total of four cars at Daytona, with the addition of two Ford EcoBoost-powered Riley DPs as it seeks a record seventh overall win in the Florida endurance classic.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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