Team LNT will return to the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship (BEC) grid for this weekend’s three hour race at Snetterton, making their first appearance in the series since victory at Donington Park in April.
The same two drivers that won at the Midlands track – Lawrence Tomlinson and Mike Simpson – will again drive the team’s GT3-spec Ginetta G55, with the intention again to help with the development of the homologated car.
For the start of the current season Ginetta built their own V8 engine for the GT3 car, which is campaigned by several teams in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship. The car also sports a radical looking aerodynamic package first glimpsed in public at the Britcar 24 Hours last year.
“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,” said Ginetta chairman Tomlinson, “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.”
“It is fantastic to be part of Team LNT and Ginetta during this exciting development phase of the G55 GT3 lifecycle,” added Simpson. “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 weekend will be just the fourth time Team LNT have entered the BEC since their dominating class win at the 2010 Britcar 24 Hours with a Ginetta G40. Last season the team returned to the endurance race with not just a G40, but an earlier version of the GT3 G55, run with assistance from Martin Short’s Rollcentre operation.