Sep 13

Ford versus Ferrari rivalry hotting up in Texas heat

6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas

2017-07-15-0103As the FIA World Endurance Championship heads to Austin, Texas, for the 6 Hours of COTA, one of sportscar racing’s oldest rivalries is set to reignite in the LMGTE Pro class.

After Davide Rigon and Sam Bird finished second in the final race results in Mexico, thanks to a 10-second time penalty, just nine points separate Ferrari and Ford in the GT World Endurance Manufacturers’ Championship title race. With only four rounds of the season to go, sportscar racing fans can expect to see the latest chapter unfold in a story that has been 50 years in the making.

The two titans of sportscar racing began their quest for endurance racing supremacy in the early 1960s, when Henry Ford II was rebuffed in his efforts to buy out Enzo Ferrari. On his return to Detroit, Ford promptly summoned his top brass and famously ordered them to design a car that could beat the Italian marque at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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