Ford Mustang, the long-lasting sports activities automotive that created the horse automotive phase, is main Ford’s return to international sports activities automotive racing on the Rolex 24 at Daytona as Ford Efficiency kicks off its sports activities automotive 2024 racing season.
Mustang will compete in a number of races on the legendary endurance occasion, with Mustang GT3 race vehicles competing within the GTD Professional and GTD lessons of the headline Rolex 24 at Daytona and Mustang GT4 competing in each the IMSA Michelin Pilot Problem and the IMSA VP Racing Sports activities Automobile Problem. All the vehicles have been developed as a part of a joint program by Ford Efficiency and long-time racing collaborator Multimatic Motorsports.
“We’re able to unleash the Ford Mustang GT3 and GT4 vehicles throughout a really thrilling time for the game,” stated Mark Rushbrook, International Director of Ford Efficiency Motorsports. “Daytona Worldwide Speedway has been the location for a lot of outstanding moments by means of our historical past, and we are able to’t wait to return to IMSA competitors.”
In GTD Professional, Ford and Multimatic are fielding a two-car, factory-backed GT3 group. Drivers Chris Mies, Mike Rockenfeller, and Harry Tincknell will marketing campaign within the No. 64 Mustang whereas Le Mans winners Joey Hand and Dirk Müller are joined by Frédéric Vervisch racing in No. 65. The numbers for each factory-backed vehicles honor Ford Mustang’s 60th anniversary.
“The primary race for a brand new automotive is all the time probably the most difficult,” stated Larry Holt, Multimatic Particular Car Operations Govt Vice President. “Daytona is the fruits of two years of intense work by Multimatic, Ford and M-Sport, with no effort spared in making a automotive able to taking over the legendary twice around-the-clock contest. We’re prepared!”
Mustang GT3 buyer Proton Competitors is coming into its GT3 within the GTD Class with drivers Dennis Olsen, Corey Lewis, Ryan Hardwick, and Giammarco Levorato piloting the No. 55 automotive.
At Daytona, two buyer groups are set to launch the all-new Mustang GT4 within the IMSA Michelin Pilot Problem sequence and the IMSA VP Racing Sports activities Automobile Problem. KohR Motorsports will see the return of Luca Mars and Bob Michaelian within the No. 59 Mustang GT4, with Mars concurrently competing in VP Racing Sports activities Automobile Problem. McCumbee McAleer Racing additionally celebrates the thrilling subsequent chapter of Mustang, welcoming again the No. 13 of Chad McCumbee and Jenson Altzman to the Michelin Pilot Problem.
The Rolex 24 at Daytona has been the scene of a number of racing successes for Ford Motor Firm, from the primary victory in 1966 to Ford’s most up-to-date win: a category victory for the Ford GTLM in 2017.