UK-based car company Ginetta is planning to launch its new LMP1 car at the Autosport International show next year.
Leeds-based sports and racing car manufacturer Ginetta Cars has turned its talents to LMP1, and is planning to launch a new prototype at Autosport International at the NEC in January. It will be heading for the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship.
Orders have already been taken by big names in motorsport including Manor and TRS, as well as a currently anonymous second team, who will compete in the 2018/19 WEC, which includes the Le Mans 24 Hours. A total of 10 chassis will be produced, aimed at three two-car WEC motorsport teams.
The car will be officially unveiled on Thursday 11 January at the NEC in Birmingham – that’s stand 6430 for those of you in attendance – alongside the full range of Ginetta motorsport cars, from Ginetta Racing Drivers Club cars up to the new Le Mans Prototype.
Lawrence Tomlinson, Ginetta Chairman, said: ‘I am delighted to be launching the Ginetta LMP1 car at Autosport International. The show represents the ideal environment to introduce our latest model to the media, industry and fans who are the lifeblood of British motorsport. Not only that, but we’ll be using the show to demonstrate the Ginetta motorsport ladder in action, with our Ginetta Racing Drivers Club putting on a show in the Live Action Arena!’SEE RELATED: Best automotive events to visit in 2017
Employing a world-class design team, contractors and technical partners including Williams, Xtrac, Ohlins, AP Racing and Bosch, the car is destined to deliver on circuit, and is definitely one to watch next year.
Ginetta currently offers a number of single-make racing series, catering for people of varying skill levels – from semi-pro racers to amateur gentlemen drivers.
As well as revealing the new LMP1 car at Autosport International, Ginetta will host an exciting indoor GRDC race in the Live Action Arena.
Words: Robert James