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FIA World Endurance Championship.....
1 September 2019
4 Hours of Silverstone
6 October 2019
6 Hours of Fuji
10 November 2019
4 Hours of Shanghai
14 December 2019
8 Hours of Bahrain
1 February 2020
6 Hours of Sao Paulo
20 March 2020
1000 Miles of Sebring
United States of America
25 April 2020
6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
13 June 2020
24 Hours of Le Mans
TEAM LNT CONFIRMS GINETTA LMP1 DRIVER LINE-UPS FOR FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP
August 13, 2019
Team LNT have announced some very familiar names to form their two-car Ginetta LMP1 line-up for the 2019 Four Hours of Silverstone, the opening round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship on 1 September, and the Ginetta’s racing debut in AER-powered form.
The team will field a pair of AER powered Ginetta G60-LT-P1 LMP1 cars for the full season.
Team LNT’s #5 Ginetta G60-LT-P1 will field three drivers with recent LMP1 history:
Ben Hanley - 2018/19 WEC LMP1 driver, 2019 Indy 500 driver, LMP2 race winner in European Le Mans Series;
Egor Orudzhev - 2018/19 WEC LMP1 driver, ELMS LMP2 race winner, only driver to out-qualify a Toyota LMP1 driver in a non-hybrid LMP1 - Tested with Team LNT at the WEC Prologue in Barcelona;
Charlie Robertson - Ginetta Factory Driver, 2015 ELMS LMP3 Champion with Ginetta, 2018 Le Mans 24Hours in Ginetta LMP1 - Ginetta Junior and Supercup Champion, Test and Development on the Ginetta LMP1 from the beginning of the programme.
The team’s #6 Ginetta G60-LT-P1 will field the experienced trio of:
Chris Dyson - two-time American Le Mans Series Champion and three times Le Mans 24 Hours starter - Tested the Ginetta at Paul Ricard last month;
Guy Smith - 2003 Le Mans 24 Hours winner, 2011 American Le Mans Series Champion (with Chris Dyson), Bentley Factory Driver - Tested the Ginetta at Paul Ricard last month and again at the WEC Prologue;
Mike Simpson - Ginetta factory driver, multiple wins in GT and LMP with Ginetta, 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours finisher with Ginetta LMP1 - Test and Development on the Ginetta LMP1 from the beginning of the programme.
Lawrence Tomlinson, Chairman of Ginetta Cars and Team Principal of Team LNT said:
“We’re really excited to show what the Ginetta can do this season. The mix of experience, consistency and raw speed that we are announcing for Silverstone has a great chance of helping us to show what the car is capable of in a field of really quick cars and world-class drivers."
TEAM LNT GINETTAS STAR IN FIA WEC PROLOGUE
July 25, 2019
Team LNT arrived in the FIA WEC paddock with plenty to prove, but after two days of running at a sweltering Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, the team head home to the UK with their Ginetta G60-LT-P1 AERs having proven they have the pace required to compete at the very highest level of international endurance racing.
After an intensive testing programme that has seen the factory development car run at Motorland Aragon, Spa-Francorchamps and Paul Ricard, this was the first opportunity for Team LNT to run both full-season Ginetta AERs and to measure their progress in race trim agains the teams, cars and drivers that will form the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship grid.
The test ended, after four track sessions of four hours with the whole LMP1 field closer than ever before. The #6 Ginetta AER, in the hands of Formula 2 star Luca Ghiotto posted a 1:29.697 to put Team LNT fourth-fastest overall in the test, with much more to come from the car.
The sister #5 car, meanwhile, posted a best time of 1:30.329 in the hands of Ginetta Factory Driver Charlie Robertson.
Almost 1,200km was covered across the pair of Ginetta AERs, with invaluable data gathered and a mass of expert feedback, too, from the array of talent assembled for the test by Team LNT.
A total of eight drivers cycled through both cars, with Ghiotto and Robertson joined by Ginetta’s Mike Simpson, 2003 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Guy Smith, ex-Peugeot and Toyota LMP1 factory driver Stephane Sarrazin, WEC overall race winner Mathias Beche, Le Mans 24 Hours LMP2 class winner Stephane Richelmi and young Russian Egor Orudzhev – the only driver to outqualify a Toyota Hybrid driver in a non-hybrid LMP1.
Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson said: “I’m delighted with the test, and that we have been able to publicly display what we have known very clearly all along: that the car is capable of competing with and beating the very best in the business."
“Now we need to go back to base, look at what we have learned and plan for Silverstone. “We’ll make our plans clear in due course as regards both the driving squads, and what to expect from this effort for the season. Expect some surprises, and expect too that this will not be presented to the public as any other LMP1 team has previously – we intend to reward the fans’ passion.”
The story so far.....
I have been racing for more than half my life and lucky enough to work with the best equipment and the most talented teams across three continents. These are my proudest achievements.
Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup LMP3
European Le Mans Series LMP3
Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup
McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
Ginetta Junior UK
Ginetta Junior UK
Formula Kart Stars KF3
MSA British Cadet Kart
ASKC Scottish Cadet Kart
Born: 1st January 1997
Height: 1.68 m
Residence: Leeds, United Kingdom
Education: Caterham School, Loughborough College
Awards: BRDC Henry Surtees Trophy, BRDC ERA Club Trophy, SMRC Callands Trophy
Interests: Motorsport, Football, Cycling, Photography
Motorsport Hero: Sir Jackie Stewart
2016 Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup with Pinnacle Racing Team
2015 European Le Mans Series with Team LNT
2015 Britcar 24 Hours of Silverstone with Team LNT
2014 Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup with HHC Motorsport
2013 BRDC Formula 4 Championship with HHC Motorsport
2012 Ginetta Junior Championship with HHC Motorsport
Under the direction of experienced racing driver and successful businessman Lawrence Tomlinson, Ginetta has exploded onto the global scene. Taking the lead in British race car manufacturing, Ginetta is putting the UK at the heart of world-class motorsport, selling cars across the world and training the brightest stars in motorsport.
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