Pipo Derani joins Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK for 24H Le Mans
Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK will again field a strong team of drivers to defend the marque’s 2016 LMGTE Pro class win.
New to the team for 2017 is young Brazilian, Luis Felipe "Pipo" Derani, who will join Andy Priaulx (GB) and Harry Tincknell (GB) in the No.67 Ford GT for the FIA World Endurance Championship races at Silverstone, Spa and Le Mans.
The 23-year-old came to Ford’s attention in 2016 when he won the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Sebring 12 Hours on his debut, marking himself as one to watch.
The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team’s 2016 victory came 50 years after an historic 1-2-3 finish for Ford at the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours. Ford also won the race in 1967 when Dan Gurney (US) and A. J. Foyt (US) piloted the Ford GT40 to victory, giving the team another target to hit this time around.