Last week, Ford revealed its interest to return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans for 2016. While the rumor originated around Ford launching a new GT supercar to compete in Le Mans’ GTE category, a new report claims that the automaker is interested in competing in the LMP2 category with a new prototype race car.
According to Racer, Ford is also considering entering the World Endurance Championship (WEC) with a variant of its EcoBoost Daytona prototype, which is currently racing in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship. However, Ford Racing PR Director Kevin Kennedy told Racer that he could neither deny nor confirm Ford’s plans.
If Ford were to return to Le Mans in 2016, it would mark 50 years since its first win at the event with the GT40. But a return closer to 2017 is also likely to happen, since it will be the first year of a revised common P2-style chassis utilized by the WEC and Tudor Championship.
If any further convincing is needed, Racer has also confirmed that Ford is seeking an aerodynamics supervisor for its stock car and sports car programs.