Ginetta is delighted to today (28/02/2017) confirm the appointment of leading engine builder Mecachrome to supply engines for the forthcoming Ginetta LMP1 car.
Ewan Baldry, Ginetta Technical Director visited Mechachrome’s head office in Aubigny Sur Nere, France earlier this month was impressed by the facility. Having already undertaken durability testing on the engine at forecasted horsepower levels, it was clear the team have the experience, expertise and production facilities to deliver a front running engine.
Ewan Baldry, Ginetta Technical Director: “We are delighted to be working with Bruno and Mecachrome on the Ginetta LMP1 engine. Both parties see the currently landscape in LMP1 as the perfect opportunity to become involved in the project and we look forward to a very exciting 2017.”
Bruno Engelric, Mecachrome Motorsport Manager: “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.”
Initial CFD testing is set to take place in the near future, with aerodynamic surface design progressing well. Elsewhere, Ginetta is currently in the process of finalising the details on all other elements of the programme, which will be announced in due course.
A LMP1 preview event will take place next month, with interested teams and drivers in attendance. Details will be made available in the near future, but interested parties should contact Ginetta on 0113 385 4165.
For 80 years, Mecachrome has been a leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and assembling of complex precision-engineered components for aircraft and automotive applications, including aero structural and aircraft engine components, high-end automobile engine components and motor racing engines.