Fresh from covering more than 2,800 miles during the Le Mans 24 Hours race, the 1.16-mile Goodwood Hillclimb course should be a breeze for our Ford Chip Ganassi Racing drivers this year.
Racers Billy Johnson, Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell will drive the Ford GT road car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed – the first time the 216 mph supercar has tackled the course.
Priaulx and Tincknell – alongside teammate Pipo Derani – earned a hard-fought second place at the iconic 24-hour race two weeks ago, getting Ford on to the podium for the second year running after last year’s historic Le Mans win.
Johnson will also be getting behind the wheel of our fearsome new Mustang GT4 race car. The carbon fibre-bodied racer is on show to the public for the first time at Goodwood. Johnson knows a thing or two about Mustangs, having co-driven one to victory in sports car racing last year.
And more high-performance Mustang action will be delivered by drift star Vaughn Gittin Jr. in his 750 horsepower Mustang RTR – demonstrating his sideways-sliding ability in the festival’s new drifting championship.
At our showstand, there’s the first chance to check out our advanced new Fiesta in the U.K, and our sporty new S-MAX ST-Line. Daredevils can take a 4.5-metre plunge from “The Leap” onto an airbag below, or race your friends using the Team Sky cycling simulator.
— Ford in Europe (@FordEu) June 30, 2017