Ford ready with their Le Mans line-up

Ford Chip Ganassi has their 12 drivers for the 24 Hours of Le Mans ready.

And it will be 12 well known faces in the four Ford GT race cars, that are run as Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK and Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA.

Car #66 is the first of the FIA WEC cars, who runs the two regulars Oliver Pla and Stefan Mücke, plus Billy Johnson, who will pair up for the third year in a row.

#67 will have the third possible line-up out of three. Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell will have the car for the full season, while Tony Kanann will join at Le Mans. Kanaan was called up for Le Mans 2017, as part of the #68, when Sebastien Bourdais got injured during the qualifying for the Indy 500 race.

Bourdais is back in the #68, where he races with the two IMSA regulars, Joey Hand and Dirk Müller. The trio secured the victory for Ford at he 2016 edition of the race, followed by a 2017 Daytona 24 Hours win.

Tony Kanaan
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Car #69 is a very well knitted team, with Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook being supported by Scott Dixon as the extra member. Those three have been racing for all the years. The combo won the Daytona 24 Hours race this year, ahead of the #68 drivers, so they have the upper hand so far, at least this year.

The Ford Chip Ganassi teams hasn’t announced if Billy Johnson and Tony Kanaan will be driving the 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps FIA WEC race in May, as a warm-up to Le Mans. The third drivers was running the opening rounds up to Le Mans in previous years, dropping down to a two-man team post-Le Mans. Should that be the case, then Kanaan will only be able to participate at Spa Francorchamps, since the Prologue at Paul Ricard will clash with the IndyCar race in Phoenix, Arizona.

Car #68 and #69 will be running the next time, with all six drivers in the cars, when the Sebring 12 Hours is run on 17 March, while #66 and #67 will have to wait until 6-7 April, when the Prologue is run in the south of France, at the Paul Ricard circuit.

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