GINETTA LMP1 cars confirmed for 2019/2020 FIA World endurance championship and new LMP3 revealed ahead of LE MANS
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Circuit de la Sarthe, 15th June 2019: Two Ginetta G60-LT-P1 LMP1 cars are confirmed on the provisional 2019/2020 FIA World Endurance Championship entry list and is set to challenge for WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans overall victories.
Fresh from successful tests at Motorland Aragon and Spa, Ginetta’s G60-LT-P1 LMP1 car, which is now powered by AER’s high-performance turbocharged V6 engine, has continued to meet Ginetta’s high standards. The Ginetta LMP1 car has always featured very efficient aerodynamics as demonstrated by its cornering speed when it last ran at Le Mans but its overall performance was compromised by its powertrain. With the new British AER engine the package is complete and right on the pace without the benefit of set-up tuning. This further optimisation, means the car now has the potential to challenge for victories.
With the new winter scheduling format, the FIA World Endurance Championship season will begin at Silverstone Circuit in September 2019 and end with the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2020.
Ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ginetta unveiled its all-new G61-LT-P3 LMP3 model at the Circuit de la Sarthe today. The new second generation LMP3 car from Ginetta for the 2020 season, features an uprated power package, LMP1-inspired aerodynamics and enhanced safety credentials as well as a series of detail changes to improve its overall performance.
The LMP3 car is eligible for a number of high-profile international race series next year including the European Le Mans Series, the Michelin Le Mans Cup and the Ultimate Cup Series as a number of global categories adopt the new breed of LMP3 cars.
A reimagined version of previously successful LMP3 models from Ginetta, the 2020 car has benefited from a shared design team directly transferring knowledge and intelligence from the LMP1 programme.