Two Ginetta G58s are set to take on the mighty Silverstone 12 Hours this weekend (09/10 March). Fresh from a double victory in Dubai, the Ginetta remains the car to beat. Simpson Motorsport will field the all-star line-up, which includes Steve Tandy, Bob Berridge, Mike Simpson, Neale Muston, John Corbett and Andreas Laskaratos.
As the second round of the 2018 Creventic 24 Hour Series – and the first of their European Championship – expectations are high following a clean sweep of Ginetta victories in the season opener at Dubai in January. Headlining proceedings in the #6 car are ‘Championship of the Continent’ points leaders Neale Muston and John Corbett.
Muston is a long-time friend of Ginetta and a loyal customer, having raced the LMP3 in the Asian Le Mans Series before switching to the G58 for the V de V Championship in 2017. Corbett meanwhile, enjoyed his first taste of the G58 in Dubai, and fresh from a trio of podium results, he’s back for more of the same at Silverstone. Joining the duo is Andreas Laskaratos. He won the final round of the Creventic 12 Hours of Spa with his G58 last year and is and international kart racing star.
In the #4 entry, Ginetta Factory Driver Mike Simpson will be joined by Bob Berridge and Steve Tandy. Berridge brings with him a wealth of experience behind the wheel, with multiple championship titles in single seaters as well as prototype experience in the Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Tandy meanwhile, is another long-time friend of Ginetta. Having enjoyed races in the G58 at Spa and Dubai, he is looking forward to racing on home soil. With a strong background in GT racing, he has been a frontrunner in British GT for many years, and currently contests the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship.
The action gets underway on Friday 09 March, with qualifying from 09:45. The race, which is split into two parts, runs from 13:00 – 18:00 on Friday 09 March, with the conclusion from 10.30 – 5.30 on Saturday 10 March. You can follow all the action live via; https://www.24hseries.com/.
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Ginetta has been building British road and race cars since 1958 and, as one of the few remaining British sports car manufacturers, are historically responsible for some of the most iconic race and road cars. Since its purchase by Lawrence Tomlinson in 2005, the company has grown to become one of the most significant players on the global motorsport scene, producing around 200 hand-crafted cars per year, for customers across the globe. www.ginetta.com