Since Ginetta announced the development of a LMP1 for the top category of the WEC face-to 2018, the names of ARC Bratislava and TRP Racing were associated to this project, since both structures are already a client of Ginetta in LMP3. However, the claims of the british manufacturer is to build a total of ten LMP1 and it is foreseeable that more formations are committed to this prototype. In fact, Manor has already confirmed his interest in competing with a Ginetta LMP1 in 2018. The formation of John Booth and Graeme Lowdon is willing to give her break from LMP2 to LMP1-L.
The own Graeme Lowdon in statements to ‘Dailysportscar’ has confirmed that Manor want to add an LMP1 private sports programme in 2018, with the Ginetta the most interesting option for the team. However, the british group considers that LMP1 is the perfect classroom to show the strength of Manor as a team, work on the development of a real vehicle and abandon the role of simply customer to make a step forward to fight for more important things. In this aspect, Lowdon believes that it is the natural evolution of the current program in LMP2, which will continue into 2017 of the hand of the Oreca 07 Gibson.
In regards to Ginetta, the british manufacturer continues to reinforce its technical staff for the development of this LMP1, which will feature a V6 engine Turbo of about 800 horses of source Mechachrome. With Ewan Baldry at the head, the brand has already recruited to the cause Adrian Reynard as the person in charge of the section aerodynamic, both at the level of the wind tunnel as in the development of CFD. Paolo Catone, designer of the Peugeot 908 LMP1, has also been added to this project, while there is another name of experience, Ginetta has still not revealed for reasons of contractual.