The first Ginetta-Juno LMP3 car will go to a UK university, as the British manufacturer announced this week that it has sold a car to the Centre for Advanced Performance Engineering (CAPE) at the University of Bolton.
Located just outside of Manchester, Bolton is one of the first universities in England to have an in-house, fully functional race team on campus.
“Advanced Performance Engineering at Bolton is a unique offer from a UK university,” said Professor George Holmes, Vice-Chancellor and CEO of the University of Bolton.
“Only our advanced performance engineering students have access to work on a Le Mans race team and as a result of our partnership with Ginetta they will now be working on the brand new LMP3 car.
“The real-world experience provided by the university gives our students a competitive edge for a wide range of successful, advanced engineering careers, making them stand out from the crowd.”
Additionally, Ginetta will offer internships with Bolton students in areas such as design and aerodynamics.
“Ginetta is delighted to be able to continually develop our motorsport career ladder,” added Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson.
No specific race program has been announced for the university effort, although the car will be eligible for competition in the European and Asian Le Mans Series beginning next year.