Ginetta has unveiled its ‘G60-LT-P1’ LMP1 entry ahead of the 2018 WEC season. The car has been named in tribute to the 60th anniversary of the Ginetta marque and made its debut in the livery of the TRS Racing Manor team.
The car is set to take part in the full, eight race 2018/ 2019 FIA World Endurance Championship, including the Le Mans 24 Hours in both 2018 and 2019. The G60-LT-P1 was unveiled by Ginetta Chairman, Lawrence Tomlinson, Ginetta Technical Director, Ewan Baldry, Manor Endurance Racing Sporting Director, Graeme Lowdon, Chairman of TRS, Zhang Yi and Vice President of TRS, Li Qiao. The launch was hosted by Louise Goodman and attended by a number of industry influencers.
“I’m delighted to finally be able to unveil our latest machine to the motorsport industry, and what better time than at the start of our 60th year of manufacturing,” explained Lawrence Tomlinson, chairman of Ginetta. “Ginetta has a long history of international success in with the G55 GT4, LMP3 and G57. The LMP1 will be a strong contender in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and at Le Mans. We have a great team of Design Engineers in Leeds, have worked with some excellent partners on the project, and can’t wait to show you what the LMP1 is made of out on track.”
The Ginetta LMP1 has been designed by a from the company’s Yorkshire (UK) base. Technical director Ewan Baldry’s in-house team has been bolstered by a range of contractors and consultants including Adrian Reynard, Paolo Catone and aerodynamicist Andy Lewis, with technical partners Williams Advanced Engineering, XTrac, Ohlins, ARS (chassis and composites), AP Racing, Megaline, Bosch and AVL Racing (Simulation) all playing vital roles in the design, development and construction of the new car.