Ford GT Attempts to Be a Ferrari and Catches on Fire

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It seems that Ford is so engrossed in beating Ferrari, that it’s even wanting to be like Ferrari, which of course means—catching on fire.

During this weekend’s 6 Hours of Nurburgring endurance race, the NO. 67 Ford GT racing machine piloted by Andy Priaulx came in for a full service pit stop, which includes refueling, tire change, and even a driver change. It was at the end of the pit stop that the fire occurred and engulfed the vehicle with 12 foot tall flames.

It seems that when the fuel hose was pulled out, it managed to ignite fuel left overs immediately, but thankfully the crew did as practiced and quickly extinguished the fire before it got out of hand. Andy Priaulx was able to get out of the car safely, and the Ford GT spent a total of 23 minutes in the garage being inspected before joining the race.

This may have ruined the GT’s chances for a podium finish, but at least everyone is okay and the car is in good shape for the next race.

Onto the next one!

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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