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Ginetta G60-LT-P1 Ready To Tackle Le Mans 12
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ginetta, Le Mans, WEC on 01 12th, 2018

With all but one major manufacturer having pulled out of the class, LMP1 racing this year will come down mostly to the independents. Like this one, for example.

Revealed at the Autosport International racing car show in Birmingham, England, is the new Ginetta G60-LT-P1 – made by one of the UK’s best-established racing car constructors and deriving its name from the 60th anniversary the company celebrates this year.

The debut car wears the livery of the TRS Manor team that is set to field two of them in the full the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship “super season” that encompasses the Spa and the 24 Hours of Le Mans at both ends, where other teams are set to follow as well.

There it’ll have to compete with the Toyota TS050, which will remain the only major manufacturer entry in the class. But the Ginetta does without the complicated hybrid powertrain. Instead it packs a 3.4-liter V6 sourced from French supplier Mecachrome, producing some 650 horsepower to drive it to a top speed of 225 mph.

“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,” said Ginetta chairman Lawrence Tomlinson. “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.”

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Can Manor Take Porsche’s Place In WEC LMP1? 5
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ginetta, Le Mans, Motorsport, racing on 11 5th, 2017

Porsche and Audi may be gone from the next season of the FIA World Endurance Championship, but there’s at least one other team stepping up to take their place.

That team is Manor, a name which you may recognize from Formula One. What started out as Virgin Racing in 2010 and left the grid after last season has been competing in the LMP2 category, but is now advancing to the top tier.

Starting with the forthcoming 2018/19 “super season,” Manor will run a single Ginetta prototype in the LMP1 category, with an engine package still to be confirmed. That’ll put it up against Toyota (assuming it stays in the race) as well as the privateer ByKolles and Dallara/BR Engineering entries.

“We have been learning this championship for the last two years and we are confident that the time is now right for us to step-up to the LMP1 category,” said Manor team principal John Booth. “We have known the people at Ginetta for many years and we believe that, working together, we will be able to develop a competitive LMP1 package.”

“To take on endurance racing at this level is one of the toughest technical challenges in the world,” added Ginetta chief Lawrence Tomlinson. “It’s great to have a racing partner who relishes those challenges just as much as we do.”

The series moves to a “winter schedule” for its upcoming seventh season, encompassing Spa and Le Mans in both 2018 and 2019, hitting Silverstone, Fuji, Shanghai, and Sebring in between.

With so many manufacturer-backed LMP1 hybrid entries withdrawn, privateer teams like Manor/Ginetta stand a real chance of winning – more than they ever did in the LMP2 class in which Manor has been campaigning Oreca machinery for the past two years.

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Ginetta Receives Orders For Its 2018 LMP1 Racer 6
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ginetta, Le Mans, Motorsport, racing, Reports on 10 6th, 2017

Toyota is the only factory-supported team set to compete in the LMP1 class in 2018’s World Endurance Championship but it will face some competition from Ginetta.
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Ginetta Steps Up To The Big Leagues With New LMP1 Prototype 4
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ginetta, Le Mans, Motorsport, racing on 01 4th, 2017

Audi may have dropped out of the top tier of Le Mans prototype racing, but another constructor is stepping up to the class. That manufacturer is Ginetta, which has confirmed it's intent to enter a new prototype in the FIA World Endurance Championship starting in 2018.
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Ginetta G57 Will Make Public Debut At London’s Autosport International 14
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Ginetta, new cars, racing on 12 14th, 2015

Ginetta may be a small British car manufacturer, known only to a handful of aficionados, but the company apparently wants to leave a mark in the racing world.
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