Ginetta reveals LMP1 line-ups for WEC 2019/20 opener at Silverstone

Ginetta has announced its driver line-ups for its pair of LMP1 entries that will contest the opening round of the 2019/20 World Endurance Championship season at Silverstone next month

Ginetta reveals LMP1 line-ups for WEC 2019/20 opener at Silverstone

The manufacturer, which has two AER-powered G60-LT-P1s entered for the full season under the 'Team LNT' banner, had until now only confirmed factory drivers Charlie Robertson and Mike Simpson for its home race on September 1.

It has revealed that Egor Orudzhev and Ben Hanley will partner Robertson in the #5 car, while Chris Dyson and Guy Smith join Simpson in the sister #6 entry.

Orudzhev and Hanley both have contemporary LMP1 experience, having contested the 2018/19 WEC superseason with the SMP Racing and DragonSpeed teams respectively, both in BR Engineering BR1s.

Dyson and Smith will reprise a partnership that began at the 2005 Sebring 12 Hours and lasted until 2013, the final season of the American Le Mans Series before it merged with Grand Am to create what is now known as the IMSA SportsCar Championship.

Ginetta boss Lawrence Tomlinson said: "We're really excited to show what the Ginetta can do this season.

"The mix of experience, consistency and raw speed that we are announcing for Silverstone has a great chance of helping us to show what the car is capable in a field of really quick cars."

Orudzhev and Smith were among the eight drivers that sampled the Ginetta in last month's prologue test at Barcelona, along with Stephane Sarrazin, Luca Ghiotto, Mathias Beche and Stephane Richelmi.

Ghiotto set the G60-LT-P1's fastest time during the test, but was never available for the Silverstone opener as it clashes with the Spa Formula 2 round.

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