Stefan Mücke took the lead of the GT drivers at the FIA WEC

Stefan Mücke took the lead of the GT drivers at the FIA WEC

21.06.2016: The Berlin finished fourth of the GTE Pro class at the 24 hour race of Le Mans together

 


The Berlin finished fourth of the GTE Pro class at the 24 hour race of Le Mans together with his Ford works driver colleagues Olivier Pla (France) and Billy Johnson (USA) of the team Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK on Sunday (19th of June).


The trio got all the points for a class victory, because they were the best placed car with the Ford GT of the WEC, where they are enlisted same time. They scored 50 points, which is twice as much than a regular WEC race.


 After the third season event, the 34 year old and his two colleagues are on the first position with 60 points, eight points ahead the second placed drivers.
 

Winners of the GTE Pro class on the 13.6 km long rack in north western France were the works driver colleagues Joey Hand (USA), Dirk Müller (Germany) and Sébastien Bourdais (France) of the team Ford Chip Ganassi Racing USA. So Ford celebrated a great success again at the famous stage of long track racing, 50 years after the historical triple victory in Le Mans.


 „Being a part of the whole Ford team I am very happy about the victory. It’s a great honour for me to be a part of it“, said Stefan Mücke.
 

Certainly the Berlin got annoyed by the fact that he didn’t score a podium placing of the GTE Pro class at his tenth participation in a row at the most famous and hardest race in the world.


„We had to drive into the pit a few times to fix the starting number illumination of our car, which cost us about ten minutes altogether and same time may have cost us a podium placing at my jubilee race.


Besides that we didn’t have any trouble at the 24 hour race. Our pace was great, just like our sister cars“, explained Stefan Mücke. He sat behind the wheel of the Ford GT with starting number 66 for about ten hours and crossed the finish line on Sunday afternoon in front of about 263.500 spectators.
 




To take the championship lead of the GT drivers at the WEC is a bit of a consolation. „Now I am looking forward to the next highlight, when the WEC will be a six hour long home race for me at the Nürburgring“, said Stefan Mücke.


That will be the fourth season event of the WEC from 22nd to 24th of July.

 

 
Roland Hanke,Otto Hanke- PHotos Ford Chip Ganassi

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21.06.2016 / MaP

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