Ford has announced that it will compete next year at the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans. It also announced at a press conference that Michelin will be its exclusive tyre technology partner. Ford will have two cars at Le Mans as part of the FIA WEC series and hopes to enter four EcoBoost powered Ford GT cars at the famed endurance race that it won four consecutive times from 1966 to 1969 with the Ford GT40.
Ford will compete in the Le Mans Grand Touring Endurance Professional (LM GTE Pro) class. Cars in this class must adhere to strict tyre usage rules with just eight sets of tyres allocated for free practice, qualifying and warm up and a total of 16 sets for the race itself. Michelin has partnered with 23 overall race winners in the past.
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