Ford Performance’s bid for the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title in GTLM will be a truly global effort, with drivers from four different countries behind the wheel. Joey Hand, of California, United States, will pilot the No. 66 Ford GT with co-driver Dirk Müller, of Germany.
Hand returns for his second full-time season with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing after helping the team finish fourth in the 2015 IMSA Prototype points standings. Hand co-drove to the win at the Lone Star Le Mans at COTA and recorded five podium finishes this year. Prior to that, he won the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona in his first of three appearances with the team (2011-’13 Rolex 24 At Daytonas).
He previously competed in the DTM series from 2012-14 and had been in the American Le Mans Series from 2004-’11, where he won two 12 Hours of Sebring titles and the 2011 GT Driver Championship with current co-driver Dirk Müller.