GENEVA, Switzerland - The Geneva-based Matech team is to race a Ford GT1 car in the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours. Natacha Gachnang and Cyndie Allemann have joined the Matech team to compete at Le Mans and the company is looking for a third female driver to complete the driver line-up.
Matech is hoping that its second Ford GT1, which is currently on the reserve list, will also gain a place on the start grid.
The 78th Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race takes place in June.
Ford is one of the great names of Le Mans. On June 19, 1966, a trio of sleek Ford GT Mark II endurance racers crossed a rain-soaked finish line at the famous La Sarthe circuit, convincingly achieving Ford's goal of beating Ferrari to the crown jewel of international racing success. The accomplishment not only established Ford's international motorsport credentials but has left a legacy that has refused to diminish over the years since.