Ford wins Le Mans!
The No. 68 Ford GT of Sébastien Bourdais (FRA), Joey Hand (US) and Dirk Müller (GER) crossed the finish line at Le Mans at three o’clock on Sunday, as the overall GT winner of the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours.
The No. 69 Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe (AUS), Scott Dixon (NZ) and Richard Westbrook (GB) joined the winners on the podium after scoring third place. The Nos. 66 and 67 Ford GTs finished in fourth and ninth places, respectively.
Hard knock life in the top end
Super Black Racing’s Chris Pither thankfully enjoyed a trouble-free day, rising from 24th to 11th by race end, but he was a rare shining light in a race punctuated by two lengthy safety car periods. Opening lap incidents caused significant front-end damage for Mostert who was an innocent victim when he was clipped by a spinning Fabian Coulthard.
Subaru Shatters Isle Of Man Lap Record
The WRX STI was driven by rally ace Mark Higgins on the fabled 59.55 kilometre road course, with an average lap speed of 207.2 km/h and a time of 17 minutes, 35 seconds.
This breaks the previous record held by Higgins of 187.4 km/h and a time of 19 minutes, 26 seconds.