- Publication : 4 janvier 2017
Ginetta has today announced it will be producing an LMP1 chassis for the 2018 World Endurance Championship.
With the 2018 non-hybrid LMP1 rules having been set, Ginetta feels it offers an open forum for design comparative to the more controlled LMP2 category. The Ginetta LMP1 design has therefore started from scratch, allowing the manufacturer to partner with world-class designers and supply partners to create an extremely competitive car.
Building on its current in-house expertise, Ginetta has contracted legendary designer Adrian Reynard to lead the aero development, along with a newly recruited Head of Aerodynamics who brings LMP1 experience and will be named in due course. Paolo Catone, who previously designed the Le Mans-winning Peugeot 908 HDi FAP, will also be heavily involved in Ginetta LMP1 design.
Ginetta will not be running a factory team but will be looking to build ten chassis to support three, two-car teams run by customers. Significant interest has already been expressed from both new and existing customers, includingG57 customers PRT Racing and ARC Bratislava for their 2018 WEC campaigns.
Pierre Fillon, ACO President: “More great news for endurance racing! Ginetta has proven its expertise in creating successful high performance chassis in the G57 and LMP3 categories and entering LMP1, the top tier of endurance racing, appears now to be an obvious move for Ginetta as it moves forward. The valued expertise of Ginetta’s partners for this programme is also very promising for the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship.”