Ginetta has announced plans for a two-car entry to the FIA World Endurance Championship, including both the 2018 and 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours. The two Ginetta G60-LT-P1 cars will be entered by customer team CEFC TRSM Racing.
While 2018 represents the third season in the FIA WEC for CEFC TRSM Racing, this year will be the team’s first in LMP1. The first two confirmed drivers are 21-year-old Charlie Robertson and 25-year-old Oliver Rowland.
“We are very happy to welcome Oliver to the team, we have followed him closely over the years and have been very impressed with his performances,” noted Graeme Lowdon, CEFC TRSM Racing president and sporting director.
“Although this will be his first season in sports cars we have every confidence that he will adapt to LMP1 very quickly. It is also fantastic to see Charlie moving up to LMP1 racing in a Ginetta. It is great to be returning to FIA WEC and we are looking forward to starting the season at the Prologue in April.”
Robertson has enjoyed success with Ginetta, winning the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2012 and Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup in 2014. He graduated into prototypes for 2015, claiming the inaugural European Le Mans Series LMP3 championship.
Rowland meanwhile, has driving experience in various series, including Formula 2. This will be his debut year in endurance racing.
“Endurance racing is a new experience for me and it will create a fresh challenge, but I am really looking forward to working with the team and driving such an amazing car,” added Rowland.
“Competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans is extremely exciting and it’s something that I’ve always wanted to race in. I can’t wait to get started with the team to ensure we get the best out of the package and moving forward seeing if we can challenge for some fantastic results in the championship.”
“Our LMP1 project has brought together some of the brightest stars in motorsport design and engineering, and the next chapter will see CEFC TRSM Racing announcing driving talent of equally high measure,” said Lawrence Tomlinson, chairman at Ginetta.