Four GT Entries Accepted for Le Mans 24 Race Cars

Today, the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest), race organizers for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, confirmed the acceptance of four all-new Ford GT racecars for entry into the classic endurance race.

This year's race is a special occasion for the Ford GT, as 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1966 race in which three GT40 Mk.11 race cars swept the podium, leaving behind cars from the likes of Alpine, Porsche, and Ferrari.

“It was great to see all four Ford GTs up there on the Le Mans entry list today,” said Dave Pericak, Ford Performance global director, who attended this afternoon’s press conference in Paris. “Newcomers are by no means guaranteed an entry, whatever their history or ambitions, so we thank the ACO for giving Ford the opportunity for a four-car assault in June.”

For a better understanding of the excitement surrounding the GT's return, check out the following video from the Ford Performance YouTube channel.

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