LAKELAND, Fla. — Wynn’s, the automotive products technology company that has embraced the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the international highlight of its 80th anniversary celebration this year, unveiled the livery of the No. 85 Wynn’s/Keating Motorsports Ford GT that team drivers Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Felipe Fraga will race in the GTE-Am class during the June 15-16 event.
“Wynn’s has a storied racing past and a history of winning at the highest levels of motorsports,” said Manuel Barba, Business Unit Manager, ITW Professional Automotive Products. “We are pleased to be celebrating our 80th Anniversary with our racing debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and feel that this is the best possible place to start writing the next chapter in Wynn’s automotive products and motorsports history. We wish our race team of Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Felipe Fraga the very best of luck as they pursue victory in the world’s oldest active sports car endurance race.”
The striking livery for the No. 85 carries the familiar purple and orange colors and trademark Wynn’s oval logo in a design that follows the look of the four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTE-Pro class Ford GT Le Mans entries.
Keating and his team will be the first privateer entrants competing in a Ford GT, which won with the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team in the GTE-Pro class in the return of the legendary sports car to Le Mans in 2016.
The Keating Motorsports partnership at Le Mans also complements Wynn’s support of the IMSA 50th anniversary campaign Keating and his teammates are running this year in North America in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
“I am so excited to be working with Wynn’s in both the USA and in Europe on these racing programs,” Keating said. “They are great partners and this is also their 80th Anniversary year. It seems to be the perfect storm of great people creating great results.”