Team LNT enjoyed further success in the Britcar Championship as they completed a lights to flag victory at Snetterton last weekend.
The car, which was driven by Ginetta chairman Lawrence Tomlinson and Mike Simpson, finished over half a minute ahead of their nearest rival. They were driving a GT3 version of the Ginetta G55 in what was only their second competitive outing of 2012.
Having won the first round of the year at Donington Park, Team LNT returned to action at Snetterton as they aim to develop the G55 into a 24 hour race winning car.
“Whilst our ultimate aim for the weekend was to assist in the development of the homologated GT3 car and in turn speed up the rate of development of the customer cars, the G55 GT3 has once again shown itself to be an affordable, outright race winner and a rival for any marque in the GT3 category,” Tomlinson said.
After handing the driving duties over to Mike Simpson, the Ginetta was sixteen seconds behind the leading Ferrari 458. Consistently quick lap times from the multiple British karting champion Simpson allowed the team to close the gap. As the race went past the two hour mark, Simpson had overtaken the Ferrari and developed an eleven second lead which he consolidated into a thirty-eight second lead at the end of the race.
On crossing the line, Simpson said; “This was a very worthwhile development race for the Ginetta G55 GT3 car as we were racing in soaring temperatures which were upwards of 32 degrees. It was a huge test of the durability of all of the cars on the grid, with our GT3 standing head and shoulders above the rest and bringing home the overall and class win.”