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Mechachrome V6 to be the heart of the Ginetta LMP1

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Digital rendering of a Ginetta LMP1 prototype.

French engine manufacturer Mechachrome, known for making the engines in the GP2 and GP3 Series, has been announced as the power provider for Ginetta’s LMP1 programme.

The V6 turbo is a close relative of the engine the company will be building for the next generation of GP2 cars and will be using this as the power behind the Yorkshire manufacturer’s charge into the LMP1 privateer class.

Ginetta technical director Ewan Baldry is pleased with the progress Mechachrome have been making with the new engine, which has already been tested at 2018’s forecast power levels at the company’s Aubigny Sur Nere plant. He said: We are delighted to be working with Bruno and Mecachrome on the Ginetta LMP1 engine. Both parties see the current landscape in LMP1 as the perfect opportunity to become involved in the project and we look forward to a very exciting 2017.”

Bruno Engelric, Mechachrome’s Motorsport Manager, said: “Mecachrome are very much looking forward to working with Ginetta as they make the journey towards LMP1. Having spent time with the team in the UK and France, it’s clear we both have some fantastic personnel working on the project and we look forward to the future.”

Away from the engine announcement, Ginetta has been working on aerodynamic design with CFD work starting in the next few weeks. Customers wanting to learn more about the P1 programme should contact Ginetta by going to ginetta.com.ginetta.com.

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