WEC

Ginetta announces plans for 2019/2020 WEC return

Ginetta has confirmed that it intends to rejoin the FIA World Endurance Championship for the 2019/2020 season.

In a statement, chairman Lawrence Tomlinson confirmed that the Yorkshire-based outfit has submitted an entry for two cars into the LMP1 category.

Manor previously ran two Ginetta G60-LT-P1s in the 2018/2019 championship under the CEFC TRSM Racing banner, but only competed in the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Since then, Ginetta has been running a testing and development programme with the car. Last year, the G60 was powered by Mecachrome engines, but the manufacturer has now switched to running AER P60B engines, similar to those used in SMP Racing's BR Engineering BR1.

“I’m pleased to confirm that two entry requests have been submitted to the FIA WEC for our Ginetta G60-LT-P1 cars to contest the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship," Tomlinson commented.

“If the entries are accepted, both cars will be powered by the AER P60B turbocharged V6 engine that we have been testing in recent months in a developed version of the Ginetta. 

“Details of the team, drivers and other parts of the package will be released in due course.”