After the famous 1,2,3 finish at LeMans in 1966 and a forty year absence, the Ford GT will once again return to the 24 Hours of LeMans in 2010. Earlier this week, the ACO released the invite list and two Ford GT's built by Matech Competition will compete in the GT1 class. Matech will field one car and a customer GT entered by the Marc VDS team will round out the Ford effort for 2010. Power will come from a 5.0 liter naturally aspirated Ford mod-motor built by Roush-Yates Engines in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Matech released a few months ago a well edited YouTube video on the new GT1 effort and its great to see the team bring Ford back to LeMans in one of the most famous endurance racecars.

Competition in the GT1 class will be from three Corvettes C6R (two from Alphand and one from Peka Racing) the Larbre Competition Saleen S7, a Young Driver AMR Aston Martin DBR9 and JLOC Lamborghini Murcielago.

Photo Credit: Matech Racing

Matech GT Racing, was launched in 2007 and originally competed with the Ford Mustang FR500GT3 and Ford GT in the GT3 series. The team secured the FIA GT3 European Team Championship title in 2008 in only its second year of competition. In 2009, Matech GT Racing continued to race the Matech Ford GT3, securing victory in its class at the 24 hours of Spa and finishing the season as FIA GT3 European Co-Champions.

In a ramp up for the 24 Hours of LeMans, the cars will also compete in the GT1 World Championship with the first race starting May 2 at Silverstone in England.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	003.jpg
Views:	N/A
Size:	27.5 KB
ID:	3108  Click image for larger version

Name:	002.jpg
Views:	N/A
Size:	35.5 KB
ID:	3107  

Be Sociable, Share!

Comments are closed.


Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: