Tinck­nell re­mains with Ford for rest of WEC

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Harry Tinck­nell will re­main with Ford for the re­main­der of this year’s World Endurance Cham­pi­onship.

The fac­tory Nis­san driver has been given per­mis­sion by the Ja­panese man­u­fac­turer to con­tinue in the GTE Pro class driv­ing a Ford GT along­side fel­low Brits Andy Pri­aulx and Marino Fran­chitti after his ini­tial deal just cov­ered the first three races.

Tinck­nell fin­ished sec­ond in the race at Spa but a gear­box is­sue wrecked the trio’s Le Mans 24 Hour race.

“I am mas­sively ex­cited now to have the op­por­tu­nity to com­plete the WEC with Ford this year,” said Tinck­nell. “Since I moved across from sin­gle-seaters to endurance rac­ing in 2014, it’s al­ways been my am­bi­tion to com­pete full time in the WEC.

“I’ve now got a very busy end to 2016 what with the fi­nal four races in the Euro­pean Le Mans Se­ries plus six WEC races.”

Tinck­nell is lead­ing the ELMS points driv­ing a Gib­son-nis­san along­side Si­mon Dolan and Giedo van der Garde.

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