Watch the Ford GT Blow Its Door Off at the 6 Hours of Silverstone

When it comes to winning, you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do.

byCaleb Jacobs| PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 4:27 PM
Watch the Ford GT Blow Its Door Off at the 6 Hours of Silverstone

This year's 6 Hours of Silverstone gave us a tight race packed with drama, nitty-gritty action and precise driving. While Toyota and Porsche dueled it out in the LMP1 class, Ford was grinding for first with their No. 67 GT battling the Porsche 911 RSR and Ferrari 488 GTE. In the midst of the action, a camera caught the Ford GT's door flying open mid-corner.

The Ford GT's lateral-opening doors are a cool aero trick. But during the race, the air rushed underneath the GT's high-aero package, caught the door, and wrenched it open. It wasn't a major mechanical error, it didn't touch the the driver's focus during the event.

With such a competitive GTLM class this year, Ford has its hands full staying as dominant as they were in 2016. Porsche is steadily improving its fleet of 911 RSR racers, and if it can overcome the learning curve, it'll bring the fight to the Americans. Ferrari is looking to avenge its loss last year at Le Mans, and has put a big target on Ford's back. Regardless of who ends up winning the championship, we're just excited to see racing on such a high platform. It reminds us of how motorsport used to be, and that makes us happy.

May 6th is the next big race for the FIA WEC series with The 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps coming in hot. Don't expect to see anything less at the historic track as it has a reputation for being one of the most exciting events of the season.

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