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Ford announces 2016 Le Mans return

Ford will return to the Le Mans 24 Hour in 2016, with a new GT programme announced on Friday.

The manufacturer will compete in the French classic, and both the full World Endurance Championship and United SportsCar Championship next year.

Chip Ganassi Racing, which uses Ford engines in its USC prototypes, will run the programme.

Ford’s flagship GT road car will be used, powered by a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 from Ford’s EcoBoost line-up, as used in the USC.It will make its debut in next January’s Daytona 24 Hours.

Source: Ford announces 2016 Le Mans return plus WEC and USC programmes – WEC news – AUTOSPORT.com

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