DEARBORN - Keating Motorsports will make history this year as the first Ford GT customer team to race in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the GTE AM class. Ford Performance, Chip Ganassi Racing, Multimatic, and Riley Motrosports will assist Keating Motorsports in preparing the car for the legendary endurance race and provide some support throughout the event.
Team owner and driver Ben Keating began racing in 2006, and has taken part in the Le Mans 24 Hours since 2015.
"As a third generation Ford dealer with three Ford dealerships in Texas, I am excited to be the first ever GTE AM Ford GT entry. I have a life-long relationship with Ford so rolling out at Le Mans with a Ford GT is going to be a very special moment for me."
There’s a history of success for Ford privateer entries. JW Automotive Engineering created history in 1968 and 1969 when they raced Ford GT40 chassis P-1075 to back-to-back wins. Chassis P-1075 became the first car in Le Mans history to win the race more than once, using the same chassis.