Looking for a repeat performance of their outright win in the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship at Donington Park in April, Team LNT will be back on the grid with their 2012 Ginetta G55 GT3 car as the series visits Snetterton this weekend.
Piloted by Chairman of Ginetta and 2006 Le Mans 24hr winner Lawrence Tomlinson and Ginetta factory driver and former British Karting Champion Michael Simpson, the Ginetta factory team is aiming for Class 1 and overall victory.
With the long-term aim of speeding up the development of the homologated GT3 car, the three hour race provides Team LNT with the perfect opportunity to examine and further the development programme of the car.
Tomlinson said; “It’s great to have Team LNT back on the grid this weekend and we’re hoping for a repeat performance of our victory at Donington Park, whilst also giving us the opportunity to fine tune the car mechanically and aerodynamically to speed up the rate of development of the customer cars. The car is exceptionally fast and is a rival for any marque in the GT3 category.”
The Ginetta G55 GT3 was a new homologated car in 2011 which underwent an intense development programme throughout its first year of competition. Ginetta manufacture their 4.35 V8 powerplant in house, which is paired with the aggressive-looking but somewhat efficient aerodynamic package, which results in unquestionably explosive performance.
Michael Simpson added; “It is fantastic to be part of Team LNT and Ginetta during this exciting development phase of the G55 GT3 lifecycle. The G55 GT3 will be an affordable, outright winner in many championships and I am pleased to be showcasing our car once again in the Britcar MSA Endurance Championship”
This will only be Team LNT’s second outing since their class 4 victory in the Britcar 24 Hour race at Silverstone in 2010, where the factory-based team returned to the track, driving home a significant victory for the Yorkshire manufacturer.
Ginetta will join their customers Optimum Motorsport on the grid in their Ginetta G55 GT3 car, driven by Lee Mowle and George Murrells, as well as the father and son pairing of Peter and Matt Smith, who will be challenging for the GT4 title.
Ginetta will also have a healthy presence on the Britcar Production Championship grid, as last weekend's Ginetta GT Supercup race winner Carl Breeze will join Tom Howard in his Ginetta G40 in class two, whilst Simon Mason and Rory Bryant and father and son pairing Mark and Luke Davenport will contest class three.