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Mecachrome Confirmed as Ginetta LMP1 Engine Supplier

Ginetta confirms Mecachrome as LMP1 engine manufacturer…

Photo: Ginetta

Photo: Ginetta

Ginetta announced on Tuesday that Mecachrome has been appointed to supply engines for the British manufacturer’s 2018 LMP1 entry.

This comes after Ginetta revealed plans to build an LMP1 car for the FIA World Endurance Championship in January.

At the time of last month’s announcement, the British outfit said it was in “advanced talks” with Mecachrome, but the French engine manufacturer’s participation in the project has now been confirmed.

“We are delighted to be working with Bruno [Engelric, Mecachrome motorsport manager] and Mecachrome on the Ginetta LMP1 engine,” commented Ewan Baldry, Ginetta technical director.

“Both parties see the currently landscape in LMP1 as the perfect opportunity to become involved in the project and we look forward to a very exciting 2017.”

Added Engelric: “Mecachrome are very much looking forward to working with Ginetta as they make the journey towards LMP1.

“Having spent time with the team in the UK and France, it’s clear we both have some fantastic personnel working on the project and we look forward to the future.”

Ginetta has confirmed that is is currently in the process of finalizing other aspects of its LMP1 program, with further announcements expected in due course.

It will host an “LMP1 preview event” next month, with interested teams and drivers expected to attend.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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