Ginetta G57 to make UK race de­but

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The new Ginetta G57 sportscar will make its UK com­pe­ti­tion de­but with a fac­tory sup­ported four-car en­try in the new Brit­car Pro­to­type Se­ries.

The Leeds mar­que will field four of the first five G57 chas­sis in the open­ing round of the mini-en­durance se­ries, which takes place on the Sil­ver­stone Grand Prix Cir­cuit on April 1-3.

The G57 is based on Ginetta’s LMP3 pro­to­type de­sign, but runs heav­ily re­vised aero and a 575bhp Chevro­let en­gine. The car’s full cam­paign this sea­son is ex­pected to be in the Euro­pean Vdev se­ries.

Ginetta’s Ewan Baldry said: “The G57 was de­signed and made in Bri­tain so it’s only fit­ting that we race it in the UK early on.

“The new Pro­to­type Se­ries ap­peals to us as it has free­dom of reg­u­la­tions. We can run the cars in ‘full-fat’ mode with no en­gine re­stric­tions.

“Dur­ing the most re­cent test at Don­ing­ton Park with Char­lie Robert­son we were 3.8 sec­onds faster than any­thing we’ve run pre­vi­ously.”

New G57 has tested

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