Ginetta to race G57 in Britcar Prototype Series

Ginetta will race their recently launched G57 prototype in the new Dunlop Prototype Series, organised by Britcar Endurance.

The car, which only broke cover at the Autosport International Show in January, has already proved popular with four cars taking to the championship.

Britcar’s new series will be catering for prototypes like the Ginetta, as well as various other prototype cars and CN Prototypes, on famous European tracks including Spa-Francorchamps, Silverstone and Donington Park.

The thought of a fleet of Ginettas, powered by a Chevrolet LS3 V8 producing 580bhp in a machine costing less than £200K, has certainly impressed Britcar Managing Director Claire Hedley. She said: “We are very pleased with the support Lawrence Tomlinson [Ginetta Chairman] and Ewan Baldry have shown, and are over the moon they are showcasing their G57s at our first race weekend.”

Ginetta themselves are also looking forward to seeing the G57 hit the Dunlop Prototype Series. Technical Director Ewan Baldry said: “The Britcar Protoype Series is the ideal place to run the Ginetta G57 during its inaugural UK race programme. The circuits are ideal for the car, and the series itself fits incredibly well with the racing ethos we have here at Ginetta. Given the car’s specification, it’s sure to be running at the sharp end, and we look forward to getting on track at the first event!”

The first round of the Dunlop Prototype Series takes place on April 2&3 at Silverstone for two one-hour races.