Blyton Park Driving Centre near Gainsborough has been acquired by Ginetta and the Leeds-based manufacturer plans to develop the facility to enhance the customer experience.
The Blyton Park Driving Centre is based at what was formally an airfield. First opened in 1942, RAF Blyton was initially used to train Polish aircrew learning to fly Wellington bombers. At the end of the war, the airfield was allocated to the US Airforce at which time the grass runways were laid with tarmac. The airfield closed in 1954 and was acquired by Managing Director Richard Usher in 2011.
Today the facility offers seven different circuit layouts, including a rallycross configuration, and offers track hire, testing facilities and motorsport experiences.
Continue reading Ginetta Buys Blyton Park Driving Centre (23.03.17)
French engine-builder Mecachrome has been confirmed as engine supplier for the new Ginetta LMP1 project. Ginetta had previously announced its plans in January to build an LMP1 car for 2018.
Ginetta Technical Director Ewan Baldry was impressed with the engine manufacturer’s experience, expertise and production facilities when he visited Mecachrome’s head office early in February.
Continue reading Mecachrome To Power new Ginetta LMP1 (28.02.17)
Cranfield, Bedfordshire-based Lanan Racing has announced that it will switch to a Ginetta G55 GT4 for the rest of the 2016 British GT Championship.
Delays in delivery of its Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport were first revealed at the Media Day for the launch of the British GT season. As a result, Lanan Racing chose the Ginetta as its entry for the first round of the championship at Brands Hatch on April 17. The team, with its driver pairing of Joey Foster and Alex Reed, finished 7th in class in a race which was interrupted by a lengthy Full Course Yellow.
Further prospective delays to the delivery of its new car has now forced the team to re-think its plans for 2016 and it has decided to commit to the Ginetta G55 GT4 for the rest of the season.
“After seeing the Ginetta’s performance at first hand at Brands Hatch we felt it was the obvious choice,” said Team Manager Graham Johnson. “We know Laurence Tomlinson and the rest of his team well after our ELMS campaign and believe it will be right for us in GT4. There isn’t a huge amount of time before round two but I have complete confidence in Ginetta to ensure we’re ready for it.”
“The start to the season hasn’t been ideal,” continued Johnson. “But this finally gives us some stability and takes away all of the uncertainty. It’s a great car, and Joey and Alex both found the car to their liking at Brands. We’ll be pushing up towards the front of the class, I’m sure.”
The second round of the British GT Championship takes place at Rockingham Motor Speedway on Sunday May 1.