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  • Ann Bradshaw

Andy Priaulx Finishes Fifth In FIA WEC Super Season Finale At Le Mans

Updated: Jun 17, 2019

Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell and Jonathan Bomarito survived a hectic and highly competitive Le Mans 24 Hours to finish fifth in their Ford GT. This was not only the end of a very long FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season, but also the ‘au revoir’ for Ford to its factory Le Mans programme. As always the Le Mans 24 Hours proved a tough event for all the 61 starters and reflecting on his sixth attempt at this famous race Andy commented: “I always love this race, but this one was very emotional due to Ford pulling out of this programme. However, this spurred on all of us Ford GT drivers to try even harder to end our involvement on a high. Sadly this was not to be, but we gave it our all and I want to thank everyone involved with the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team for four amazing seasons. “Starting from second on the grid was great after a solid qualifying, during which we also worked on a good race set-up, but I don’t think we saw the true pace of our competitors until the race. It was a hard race and we were unlucky with Safety cars. We could have had five or six LMGTE Pro cars fighting for the win, but we didn’t have the race pace. It was disappointing, but we were in and out of the mix with some strong stints from all of us. The team worked incredibly hard, so I am sad we couldn’t have given the guys a better result. However, that is Le Mans and at the end of the day I am extremely proud of everyone for their hard work.”


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