The driver line-up for the two FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Ford GTs was announced on Tuesday, January 6.
Stefan Mücke was one of the first drivers signed by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing for its return to the Le Mans 24 Hours. The German driver will compete in the full FIA World Endurance Championship but he actually makes his race debut in the Ford GT in just over a week at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. He joins the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA team as the third driver in the #67 Ford GT for the 24 hour race.
Stefan Mücke is a championship-winning sportscar driver. The German started his career in go-karts and single-seaters before honing his craft in the German DTM series. After eight years with Aston Martin, during which time he has won many of sportscar racing’s biggest events, Stefan switches to Ford for 2016 to take on the challenge of winning the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Stefan Mücke: “Le Mans is a very special race for every driver. It is the one that we all want to win because it is such a difficult thing to do. I have come close in the past and now I hope that with Ford we can go all the way.”
“I expect it to be as tight as it was in the past, which means you get the edge over the opposition in very tiny bits of performance or strategy where you measure gaps in fractions of a second.”
“That’s why I love it, a sprint race over 24 hours. No time for relaxing, no room for error at all. It’s a great test of a driver, a team, and a car.”
“We’re coming and we want to win but nobody has been sleeping over the winter. Ferrari made a new car and also the other manufacturers have all stepped up too with upgrades on their cars.”
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