Pressemelding: Dennis Olsen klar for Le Mans

Til helgen går et av de største billøpene i verden, nemlig 24-timersløpet på Le Mans, og Dennis Olsen forsvarer de norske fargene. Les mer i denne pressemeldingen på engelsk.

LE MANS, France, June 13, 2024 – Sixty years after Ford unleashed the power of Mustang to
the world, the seventh-generation Mustang makes its attempt at conquering the world’s pinnacle
endurance racing event – the 24 Hours of Le Mans this month.

Racing is part of the Mustang DNA: the car made its successful competitive debut during the
1964 Tour de France de Automobile, only five months after Ford introduced the car to the world.
Ever since, Ford’s global race car has competed in NASCAR, NHRA, IMSA, Australian
Supercars and Formula Drift.

“The Ford Mustang has raced in circuits across the world for decades, and now is the time for
us to race our iconic coupe at the most important race in the world,” said Jim Farley, Ford Motor
Company CEO. “Ford has a rich history at Le Mans dating back to the first race in 1923 and we
are excited to return to the global stage in what promises to be one of the most exciting races of
the modern era.”

Though Mustang has raced Le Mans previously – one entry in 1967 and two more in 1997 – 2024 marks the first time Mustang races with specific intent in the World Endurance
Championship circuit. Longtime collaborators Multimatic Motorsports and M-Sport both work on
the production of Mustang with the team being run by successful Germany-based team Proton

Ford’s Le Mans history notably includes the Ford GT40, which took on – and took down –
previously vaunted European competitors for four consecutive years in the late 1960s. Then, in
2016 – 50 years after the GT40 first won – a reborn Ford GT took to the top step of the podium
in the LMGTE Pro category.

The sold-out 92nd edition of Le Mans – the fourth race of the FIA World Endurance
Championship season – takes place June 15-16 at Circuit de la Sarthe in France. Proton
Competition will race three Mustang GT3 cars among nearly two dozen LMGT3 Le Mans

Proton Competition will maintain its regular-season FIA World Endurance Cup LMGT3 class
driver line-up for its two Mustang GT3s: The No. 77 will be co-piloted by Ryan Hardwick, Ben
Baker and Zacharie Robichon, and the No. 88 will see Giorgio Roda, Dennis Olsen and Mikkel
O. Pedersen share the seat. Announced last month, the No. 44 will be shared by Christopher
Mies, John Hartshorne and Ben Tuck.