The car, which was already out of contention for a podium finish in the GTE Pro class due to turbo issues, was traveling at speed when the rear lost traction. The car then entered a spin and ended up crashing into a tire wall.
It wasn’t all bad news for Ford. The second GT, car No. 67 piloted by Andy Priaulx, Marino Franchitti, and Harry Tincknell, finished third in class to secure Ford its first trophy in the WEC. The podium finish came just a week after the No. 67 Ford GT competing in the 2016 United Sportscar Championship’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Laguna Seca took home the GTLM class victory. Securing that first win for the new GT was Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook.
The overall winner of the 6 Hours of Spa was the No. 8 Audi R18. Coming second was the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid, and third was the No. 13 Rebellion R-One.