It was a grueling race; we had to fight through every lap, every pit stop, every moment of the 24 hours. — Andy Priaulx, driver
“That was an amazing race,” Andy said. “It was a faultless race with faultless pit stops. These guys (the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team) deserve a medal as yet again they have risen to the challenge. It was a grueling race; we had to fight through every lap, every pit stop, every moment of the 24 hours. Everything had to be perfect and it was. Watching Harry at the end was nail-biting so when we saw the Corvette appear in Harry’s sights we knew he would get the job done and take second.”
This proves that you have to stick with it right until the very end. — Dave Pericak, Ford Performance
“Wow, what a race,” Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance, said. “It was a tough one, but everyone stuck with it. This proves that you have to stick with it right until the very end. To take second place on our second time here is amazing. First is always best but we’ll take this because it’s a great result for this team. It was huge for us in the WEC championship so it’s not just a great finish, but it’s also great for the championship we want to win this year.”
In the end, that runner-up finish earned the #67 GT double points toward the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship title. The battle for that title resumes at the 6 Hours of Nurburgring in July. However, the IMSA Ford GTs will be the first to return to action in less than two weeks at the Watkins Glen on June 29.