Ford CEO Jim Farley locations 2nd in school at Le Mans Basic in France

Ford CEO Jim Farley locations 2nd in school at Le Mans Basic in France

Ford CEO Jim Farley, a longtime race automobile driver who finds rest behind the wheel in a hearth resistant jumpsuit, competed in the biennial  Le Mans Basic in France over the Fourth of July weekend, the corporate confirmed Tuesday.

The long-lasting race is made up of various vehicles in numerous courses, based mostly on the age of the automobile. He positioned second in school driving his 1965 GT40, Ford spokeswoman Lori Arpin confirmed Tuesday.

“A dream come true … Three hours of flat-out racing in opposition to among the finest drivers I do know,” the auto government tweeted from @jimfarley98 on July 4.

Ford CEO Jim Farley locations 2nd in school at Le Mans Basic in France

“This was Jim’s best-ever efficiency on the Le Mans Basic, which is considered the premier sports activities automobile race for historic autos on the earth,” Arpin mentioned.

The GT40 that Farley drove is chassis quantity 1109, one of many final 4 vehicles constructed, she mentioned. “Jim has owned and raced this automobile for a number of years now, having transformed the automobile from purple to a manufacturing unit Ford darkish blue with Wimbledon white stripes.”

The automobile, bought and saved in Belgium, is ready by the famend Mec Auto for races round Europe and past. Farley has raced the automobile at Le Mans Basic, Goodwood Revival and the Spa 6 Hour race in Belgium together with his race accomplice, Eric van der Poole, Arpin mentioned.

Beforehand, Farley raced his 1978 Lola 298 on the Le Mans Basic.