Ford GT will make its track debut at the iconic Mount Panorama circuit as part of Ford’s festivities at the Bathurst 1000 on October 4-7.

 

Australian racing driver and full-time Ford Chip Ganassi Racing driver, Ryan Briscoe will pilot the number 67 IMSA GT around the 6.2 kilometre circuit and will be – according to Kay Hart, Ford Australian and New Zealand President and CEO – “the most capable vehicle wearing a Ford badge to ever lap Mount Panorama”.

 

 

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to put this amazing race car on such an iconic circuit,” said Hart.

 

“Innovation through design and engineering drives Ford Performance, and where better than Bathurst to introduce the Ford Performance GT to Australians.”

 

Fords have claimed victory at 19 times at Bathurst and the manufacturer hopes to give the final Australian-made Falcon the perfect send off this year.

 

Briscoe, who raced at Bathurst in 2013, is keen to put on a good show for the fans.

 

“The Ford GT is an ultra-high-performance car, so I’m really excited and honoured to turn the Ford GT’s first laps at Bathurst,” said Ryan Briscoe.

 

“For me, Bathurst is one of the best, if not the best racing circuit in the world”.

 

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