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.