Ford has announced their new GT race car will compete in all nine rounds of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship and the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Ford revealed the racing schedule for their new GT race car which will compete in the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship and the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The company will field two cars in the WEC and they will compete in the GT-Endurance Pro Class.  The provisional calendar is as follows:

  • March 25/6: The Prologue, Circuit Paul Ricard, France
  • April 17: 6 Hours of Silverstone, Great Britain
  • May 7: WEC 6 Hours of Spa, Belgium
  • June 5: 24 Hours of Le Mans Test Day
  • June 18/19: 24 Hours of Le Mans, France
  • July 24: 6 Hours of Nürburgring, Germany
  • Sept. 4: 6 Hours of Mexico City, Mexico (TBC)
  • Sept. 17: 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas (Lone Star Le Mans), U.S.
  • Oct. 16: 6 Hours of Fuji, Japan
  • Nov. 6: 6 Hours of Shanghai, China
  • Nov. 19: 6 Hours of Bahrain, Bahrain

On the IMSA side, the company will compete in the Prototype (P), Prototype Challenge (PC) and GT Le Mans (GTLM) classes.

  • Jan 30/31: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.
  • Mar 19: Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Fla.
  • Apr 16: Long Beach Street Circuit, Long Beach, Calif. 
  • May 1: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, Calif.
  • June 4: Belle Isle Park, Detroit, Mich. (P, PC and GT Daytona (GTD) only)
  • July 3: Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y.
  • July 10: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
  • July 23: Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Conn. (PC, GTLM and GTD only)
  • Aug. 7: Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
  • Aug. 21: Virginia International Raceway, Alton, Va. (GTLM and GTD only)
  • Sept. 17: Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas
  • Oct. 1: Road Atlanta, Braselton, Ga.

According to Ford Group Vice President and Cheif Technical Officer Raj Nair, “We believe the Ford GT’s advances in aerodynamics, light-weighting and EcoBoost power will make for a compelling race car that once again compete on a global stage."  He went on to say "The same spirit that drove the innovation behind the first Ford GT still drives us as a company today."