Ginetta confirms the creation of a LMP1 for 2018


Ginetta has announced the development of a prototype LMP1 ahead of the season 2018 WEC in a move that confirms the rumors that had been uncovered in the last few days. In this way, the british manufacturer will add color to the category queen of the World of Resistance after the outputs of Audi Sport and Rebellion Racing, although it will do so with a different procedure. In this aspect, Ginetta will follow a model ‘race-client’ and provide its LMP1-L to the structures that they so desire, with special emphasis on the private computers that have used their products in other categories recently.

In this way, plans Ginetta spend for the creation of five to ten chassis to hand out at least three private teams that decide to compete in the category LMP1-L, destined to prototypes private without mechanical hybrid. A category in which it currently competes in the team ByKolles and where it is expected to also compete in the LMP1-developed by Dallara and BR Engineering of the hand of SMP Racing. In this aspect, the equipment PRT and Racing ARC Bratislava are the teams that have been rung with more force to put on track some of the units of the LMP1 of Ginetta.

The challenge for Ginetta is to provide a LMP1-L cheap and fast that might be attractive to the private teams, and that allows for certain technological developments, being the development of the LMP1-L the most logical way for the claims of the manufacturer, any time you see your project in LMP3 has lost bellows and their tender to build a LMP2 of new generation was not approved. With names like Adrian Reynard and Paolo Catone who are already involved in the project and the technical agreement to have motors, Mecachrome, the ACO will be especially attentive in spoil a project that will serve to to repopulate the shelves of WEC prototypes LMP1.