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WEC: Priaulx: We now have a 24-hour car

Andy Priaulx is looking to build upon Ford Chip Ganassi's solid start to its debut WEC campaign and feels it has established strong reliability.
Andy Priaulx is looking to build upon Ford Chip Ganassi's solid start to its debut World Endurance Championship campaign and feels it has established the reliability of 'a 24-hour car' after just one six-hour event under its current guise.

The former three-time World Touring Car Championship champion helped his new American squad to two strong results on its WEC debut, with Priaulx in the #67 Ford GT taking fourth ahead of the sister #66 in fifth in the LMGTE-Pro class, and now feels the team can target the rostrum after securing confidence in its reliability.

“It would be great to go to Spa and fight for a podium finish,” Priaulx said. “Our reliability was impressive at Silverstone and now we need to build on this for the coming races. Spa should be a good circuit for us. It is a fast circuit where set up is very important and we have a lot of confidence in the balance of the Ford GT.

With the ultimate focus on success upon its return to Le Mans 24 Hours this year, marking its 50th anniversary since Ford's Le Mans win, Priaulx has been impressed by his squad's rate of development over the past few months and is relishing the prospect of the final dress rehearsal at Spa ahead of the prestigious endurance event.

“We're a very ambitious team, it was always going to be a big ask – building a team for Le Mans with only two preparation races – but I am really happy with how we have built this up in such a short space of time,” he said. “All credit to George Howard-Chappell and the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team. We have a 24-hour car now and a strong team so let's see what we can do at Spa.”


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