Ginetta requests to rejoin WEC in LMP1 class
Ginetta has made a request for two entries to rejoin the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) next season in the premier LMP1 class.
Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson confirmed the request following an intensive development and testing programme with the Ginetta LMP1 car.
He said: “I’m pleased to confirm that two entry requests have been submitted to the FIA WEC for our Ginetta G60-LT-P1 cars to contest the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship.
“If the entries are accepted, both cars will be powered by the AER P60B turbocharged V6 engine that we have been testing in recent months in a developed version of the Ginetta. Details of the team, drivers and other parts of the package will be released in due course.”
Last year Manor Endurance Racing and Chinese based motor sports specialists, Talent Racing Sports (TRS) chose the Ginetta LMP1 for their entry into the WEC, however, the cars were withdrawn after two races following funding issues.
The car was initially unveiled at The Autosport International Show at the beginning of last year.
Last month and ten months after its last outing at Le Mans in June 2018, Ginetta was testing the G60 LT P1 LMP1 car, which is now powered by AER’s turbocharged V6 engine rather than the Mecachrome engine that powered the two cars that took part in practice at last year’s WEC opener at Spa and then raced at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.
During testing, it recorded the second fastest time of the three-day test (1:18.626), just 0.021 slower than the SMP Racing BR Engineering built, AER-powered BR1.