FIA World Endurance Championship

Ginetta Cars Annnounces First Three LMP1 Orders (03.10.17)

After announcing its entry into the LMP1 privateer field at the start of the year, Garforth, Yorkshire-based constructor Ginetta Cars has announced that it has sold its first three premier-class chassis.

The un-named buyer has placed a deposit for two cars in readiness for the FIA World Endurance Championship 2018/19 ‘Super Season’ with a possible third car intended for spares.

Ginetta Cars Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson was delighted to announce the news.

“This is a big step forward for the programme and will be great news too for the FIA WEC and the ACO who have placed a lot of faith in their new LMP1 regulations,” said Tomlinson.

“For now you’ll have to wait for our customer to make their own announcement on this programme. The signs are that they will soon be joined by more Ginetta customers in the top LMP1 class and that a car conceived in our Yorkshire factory will soon be contesting overall wins in the World Endurance Championship including the world’s biggest race, the Le Mans 24 Hours.”

Ginetta Cars intends to produce 10 cars, one of which will be its development car. Testing is expected to begin in November.

Ginetta Cars was founded in 1958 by the Walklett brothers and was acquired by Lawrence Tomlinson in 2005. Ginetta G40, G55 and G57 cars are now exported globally.