The new Ginetta G60-LT-P1 has had its first shakedown at Leeds East Airport in Church Fenton, North Yorkshire, UK.
The LMP1 undertook several high-speed straight-line runs on January 19 with factory driver Mike Simpson at the wheel. The car’s design, test and development teams were all in attendance together with representatives of the first customer team, TRS Manor.
Ginetta technical director Ewan Baldry said, “It was a proud moment for all of us, seeing the G60-LT-P1 powering up and down the runway. We are delighted that the car’s first run went without any problems, the systems performed perfectly and we can now move on to the next stage, fine-tuning the package.
“The reception for the car at its launch was phenomenal, and with testing now underway, interest in the car, its performance and potential is only going to increase. We’re very excited by what lies ahead for our customers.”
The first customer car will be entered by TRS Manor in the 2018/2019 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) including the Le Mans 24 Hours in both 2018 and 2019.