Dark Horse R Drivers to Take on the Ultimate Race at the 2025 Mustang Challenge Le Mans Invitational

Jun 14, 2024

LE MANS, France, June 13, 2024 As Mustang GT3 prepares to take on the pinnacle of world endurance racing – the 24 Hours of Le Mans – Ford Performance today announced Mustang Challenge competitors will next year be able to write their own Le Mans histories.

The 2025 Mustang Challenge Le Mans Invitational is a new, optional round of the 2025 IMSA Mustang Challenge schedule. This exclusive event will be held at the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe, and all Mustang Challenge competitors and qualified owners of the Mustang Dark Horse R will be invited to join this exceptional racing experience.

It gives me great pleasure to welcome the Mustang Challenge as a support race for next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Mustang has always been an incredible crowd pleaser. Its distinctive roar already resounds on IMSA circuits and we are overjoyed at the prospect of hosting this race.
Pierre Fillon
President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest

The Mustang Challenge Le Mans Invitational promises to be a highlight of the racing season, offering a unique opportunity for qualified individuals and teams to compete on one of the world's most iconic tracks. In addition, a limited number of additional Mustang Dark Horse R race cars will be allocated and sold to interested and qualified racers who wish to join the field, to ensure a competitive and thrilling race.

The inclusion of the Le Mans Invitational in the Mustang Challenge underscores our commitment to delivering thrilling and accessible racing opportunities. We eagerly anticipate showcasing the best of Mustang performance on one of motorsport's most celebrated circuits.
Mark Rushbrook
Global Director, Ford Performance

Key Highlights:

  • Open Participation: The event is open to all Mustang Challenge competitors, teams, and Mustang Dark Horse R owners who meet the qualification criteria
  • Vehicle Allocation: A limited number of additional Mustang Dark Horse R vehicles will be made available to qualified participants for the Le Mans round
  • Entry Details: Entries for this exciting round will open later this year, with comprehensive details to be released at a future date

For those not currently part of the Mustang Challenge but wishing to purchase a vehicle and participate in the 2025 Le Mans Invitational, registration of interest can be done through the following link: Register Interest.

Further details about the 2025 IMSA Mustang Challenge schedule, including the Le Mans Invitational, will be announced soon. Stay tuned for updates and prepare for an unforgettable racing experience at Le Mans.