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Ginetta Pursuing 2019-20 LMP1 Entry

Ginetta aiming for 2019-20 LMP1 return with customer team partnership…

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Ginetta has filed two entry applications for the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship as part of its efforts to return to LMP1 class competition.

The British constructor has not been represented on the grid since the debut of its Ginetta G60-LT-P1 chassis in the 24 Hours of Le Mans last June.

Ginetta has since undergone a change of engine supplier from Mecachrome to AER and has embarked on a summer testing program to showcase the package for potential customers.

“I’m pleased to confirm that two entry requests have been submitted to the FIA WEC for our Ginetta G60-LT-P1 cars to contest the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship,” said company chairman Lawrence Tomlinson.

“If the entries are accepted, both cars will be powered by the AER P60B turbocharged V6 engine that we have been testing in recent months in a developed version of the Ginetta. 

“Details of the team, drivers and other parts of the package will be released in due course.”

Ginetta was set to contest the full 2018-19 ‘Super Season’ with its new LMP1 car, but the program false-started when cashflow issues arose between entrant TRSM Racing and primary sponsor CEFC.

This resulted in the partnership being disbanded after Le Mans, but the Ginetta factory continued to work on developing the car.

It announced its engine switch from Mecachrome to AER last August, while Tomlinson first expressed an interest in securing new customers to enter the WEC in January.

Ginetta track-tested its upgraded G60-LT-P1 for the first time at Silverstone last year while the car has also appeared on-track at Aragon and Spa in 2019.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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