Garforth, Leeds-based Ginetta Cars has launched its new-for-2018 LMP1 car, the G60-LT-P1 in front of a packed crowd at the 2018 Autosport Live at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England.
Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson was on hand to present the new car, of which the company intends to produce ten chassis.
Also present to introduce the new challenger in the premier class of prototype racing was Ginetta Technical Director Ewan Baldry, Manor Endurance Racing Sporting Director Graeme Lowdon, Chairman of TRS, Zhang Yi and Vice President of TRS, Li Qiao.
Lawrence Tomlinson was delighted to present the car, which was first announced twelve months ago.
“I’m delighted to finally be able to unveil our latest machine to the motorsport industry, and what better time than at the start of our 60th year of manufacturing,” said Tomlinson. “Ginetta has a long history of international success with the G55 GT4, LMP3 and G57. The LMP1 will be a strong contender in the FIA World Endurance Championship and at Le Mans. We have a great team of design engineers in Leeds, have worked with some excellent partners on the project and can’t wait to show you what the LMP1 is made of out on track.”
When asked what his objectives were for the new car, Tomlinson was clear that he wanted to see the G55-LT-P1 win at the world’s greatest motor race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“We want to win at Le Mans and we want an outright victory in the WEC” said Tomlinson.
Ginetta has set an objective of producing ten chassis to support three two-car teams and expects to be straight-line testing the G60-LT-P1 within the next three weeks. The car has been designed to utilise the Mechachrome engine although the chassis can be adapted for other powerplants.