Photo: Paren Raval
Ben Wallace, driver of the #88 Team HARD Ginetta G55, enjoyed his best weekend of the season so far with a solid seventh place finish in class and making up eleven places on his qualifying position for Round Seven of the 2018 British GT Championship.
Driving for the first time in 2018 with Alex Reed, Southport-based Ben Wallace was very pleased with how the new driving partnership developed over the course of the Silverstone weekend,
“It was the first time I had met Alex and we got on very well,” said Ben. “He has a lot of experience both race-wise and testing so I felt he was the ideal person for me to gain experience from. As this was the first time I had raced on the Silverstone GP circuit, Alex’s experience and advice helped me a lot.”
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Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, is a hugely photogenic track, coloured, as it is, with the red and blue run-off areas. Here is a small selection of some of the excellent images taken by Paren Raval (@ParenRaval) of this afternoon’s four-hour test session for the 2018 European Le Mans Series grid.
A selection of images by @ParenRaval from the European Le Mans Series Test Days set-up at Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet.
Owner and editor of EnduranceandGT.co.uk Andy Lloyd has announced the launch of EGT Communications, a new motorsport-focused PR and media venture.
“Having worked closely with a number of teams, drivers and organisations aligned with motorsport, I know how important it is to make sure that your message is focused, targeted and clear,” said Andy Lloyd. “Although there are many excellent businesses working within the media space in motorsport, I believe that EGT Communications has a role to play in supporting young drivers, teams and growing businesses.”
Parent organisation EnduranceandGT.co.uk was launched in February 2016 and has grown rapidly, covering primarily the British GT Championship, the European Le Mans Series and the FIA World Endurance Championship. EGT Communications supports Student Motorsport, the on-line community founded by JP Latham to support the next generation of motorsport professionals.
EGT Communications is also working with Ben Wallace, driver for Team HARD in its Ginetta G55 GT4 in the 2018 British GT Championship. Ben Wallace’s #88 Ginetta will be carrying EnduranceandGT.co.uk logos for the 2018 season.
Owner Andy Lloyd is excited by challenges ahead
“Communication is vital in attracting, activating and keeping sponsors and supporting drivers careers,” said the Kent-based entrepreneur. “EGT Communications has a role to play in today’s crowded media industry.”
EGT Communications can be contacted at email@example.com and on 00(44) 7960 412461.
The FIA World Endurance Championship makes it final stop of the season for The 6 Hours of Bahrain on November 16 – 18 2017.
Round Nine of the Championship sees little change in the entry list from Shanghai. In the nine-car field in the LMP2 class there are two driver changes. In the #26 G-Drive Racing ORECA 07 Léo Roussel and Loïc Duval replace Pierre Thiriet and Nico Müller.
In the LMGTE Am class the sole driver change is that of Michael Wainwright replacing Khaled Al Qhubasi in the #86 Gulf Racing Porsche 911 RSR (991).
The previous round in Shanghai saw a victory for the #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 – Hybrid driven by Buemi, Davidson and Nakajima. The LMP2 category saw two podiums for Vaiilante Rebellion with the #31 ORECA 07 driven by Julien Canal, Nicolas Prost and Bruno Senna taking the victory and the sister #13 entry, piloted by Mathias Beche, David Heinemeier Hansson and Nelson Piquet Jr in the final podium position.
The #36 Signatech Alpine Matmut was second in the LMP2, driven by Nicolas Lapierre,Gustavo Menezes and Andre Negráo.
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Leeds-based Ginetta Cars has announced that it will unveil its new LMP1 entry for the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship at Autosport International in January.
Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson is excited at the opportunity to showcase the new car and to showcase the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club.
“I am delighted to be launching the Ginetta LMP1 car at Autosport International,” said Tomlinson. “The show represents the ideal environment to introduce our latest model to the media, industry and fans who are the lifeblood of British motorsport. Not only that, but we’ll be using the show to demonstrate the Ginetta motorsport ladder in action, with our Ginetta Racing Drivers Club putting on a show in the Live Action arena.”
Ginetta had previously announced that Manor WEC and TRS Racing will be its first customers for the new LMP1 car with a further team yet to be named. The 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship, in which the Ginetta LMP1 will compete, has been dubbed the ‘Super Season’, encompassing two visits to the Circuit de la Sarthe for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a double visit to the Circuit de Spa–Francorchamps.
Autosport International Show Director Kate Woodley said:
“We’re thrilled that Ginetta has chosen Autosport International to unveil its LMP1 car. With such a longstanding relationship between us, we can’t wait to see the company’s latest project in the metal and to help them share this great addition to their range with the wider industry.
Autosport International is Europe’s largest indoor pre-season motorsport event and takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on January 11 – 14. Tickets can be purchased here.