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Keating Announces Wynn’s Tie-Up for Le Mans Ford GT Entry

Wynn’s to sponsor Keating Motorsports Ford GT in the 24 Hours of Le Mans…

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Keating Motorsports has announced that its Ford GT entry into the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be in partnership with automotive products technology company Wynn’s.

The Ben Keating-owned squad will become the first privateer team to enter the Ford GT in the French endurance classic and will honor Wynn’s 80th anniversary through the tie-up.

Keating will share driving duties with Jeroen Bleekemolen and Felipe Fraga, as announced last month in the official entry list.

While no design for the car has been revealed, Keating hinted that the team could take inspiration from the colorful Wynn’s design that adorned Hotchkis Racing’s IMSA GTP Porsche 962 in 1987.

The team is running a historic Wynn’s livery on its No. 33 Riley Motorsports-entered Mercedes-AMG GT3 throughout the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

“Wynn’s has been such a great partner for us,” said Keating.

“They produce extremely high-quality automotive products and we produce an extremely high quality of racing to push these products to their limits.

“To celebrate Wynn’s 80th anniversary with the revival of the Wynn’s retro livery from the 1980s is very cool. The fans love it, and it has been a great partnership for all of us.

“With all of these racy colors – the orange, the pink, the purple – it’s going to be a lot of fun to design a livery for the Ford GT.”

ITW Global Brand vice president James Stone added: “In celebration of 80 years of providing advanced automotive technology and solutions to help ensure the longevity and enhance the performance of your vehicle, Wynn’s is proud to return to motorsports in 2019.

“We are honored to partner with Ford and Keating Motorsports in supporting their iconic Ford GT.

“Both our customers and employees worldwide are thrilled to have Wynn’s back where it belongs: on track helping to ensure maximum performance.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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