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Old 5 Dec 2018, 10:56 (Ref:3868016)   #796
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The technical director of Ginetta will leave the manufacturer this weekend. I think this marks the final end for the Ginetta LMP1 project.
Really sad as the car was the most promising design of all privateers but could never show it
Apparently not, seems Ewan Baldry's departure is unrelated. He received an offer he couldn't refuse, so would have left the company regardless.

And, according to Graham, it would appear that, for now, the programme is dormant, rather than dead, and that there's a glimmer (or maybe a bit more than a glimmer) of hope that we'll see one car for the remaining three races of this season. I know, we've been here before, but Graham sounded genuinely hopeful. Fingers crossed!

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Old 5 Dec 2018, 11:54 (Ref:3868027)   #797
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Apparently not, seems Ewan Baldry's departure is unrelated. He received an offer he couldn't refuse, so would have left the company regardless.

And, according to Graham, it would appear that, for now, the programme is dormant, rather than dead, and that there's a glimmer (or maybe a bit more than a glimmer) of hope that we'll see one car for the remaining three races of this season. I know, we've been here before, but Graham sounded genuinely hopeful. Fingers crossed!
Graham who?
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Old 5 Dec 2018, 12:43 (Ref:3868034)   #798
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Graham Goodwin (Daily Sportscar editor). Graham understands that funding to resurrect the programme is now in place and that the LMEM and ACO just need to be convinced that they are able to pay whatever fines are due. If I've understood correctly, it all comes down to the response from the LMEM and ACO. If they get the green light, it appears that it would be for a single car entry only.
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Old 5 Dec 2018, 19:34 (Ref:3868120)   #799
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Ah.... thought you were referring to Graeme Lowdon (who was last reported as having left the project).

I hope Graham Goodwin is correct about funding, but I think Ginetta has bigger problems to overcome. The Ginetta LMP1 has not been seen since Le Mans, where it performed like a mid-field LMP2. Mecachrome got the blame, but who knows how it will perform or how reliable it will be with AER power. Has it even done any testing? Can they really gain enough data from three single-entry races to catch the established constructors?

The departed tech chief probably figured out the answer to that just before he quit.
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Has it even done any testing? Can they really gain enough data from three single-entry races to catch the established constructors?
No idea, but I'd be very surprised if it transpires that they have been testing since installing the AER engine.
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No idea, but I'd be very surprised if it transpires that they have been testing since installing the AER engine.
This seems to suggest they have:

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Since its last race appearance the team has been testing the Ginetta LMP1 in the UK with the new AER engine
from https://racer.com/2018/09/09/ginetta...-four-classes/
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They do not appear on the entry list for Sebring. I think this project is completely dead, despite Graham's laudable optimism.
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They do not appear on the entry list for Sebring. I think this project is completely dead, despite Graham's laudable optimism.
Well the entry list is provisional so it might change in three months.
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They do not appear on the entry list for Sebring. I think this project is completely dead, despite Graham's laudable optimism.

It still make a surprise appearance at Goodwood or Le Mans Classic 2045.
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It still make a surprise appearance at Goodwood or Le Mans Classic 2045.
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Now that the current privateer cars are going to be okay for a few years, I think it has given a bit of hope for Ginetta.
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Now that the current privateer cars are going to be okay for a few years, I think it has given a bit of hope for Ginetta.
Yeah but it's still just a single year of promised top class running + one year in slowed-down form, most likely not being able to match LMGTP... is that enough of a carrot
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