Ginetta pull out of Le Mans

Team LNT Ginetta has chosen to pull out from the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2020.

The team was originally slated to race with two cars, but they pulled out one of their cars earlier in the year.

They were supposed to have raced with a single car at the FIA World Endurance Championship race at Spa Francorchamps one month ago, but they pulled out of that one too.

Their own explanation of them pulling out from Le Mans, is due to the quarantine rules between France and the UK, with their mechanics being forced into a 14 days quarantine, when they would return from France. Since they are active in British series too, with the exact same mechanics, it wouldn’t be possible for them to service their UK costumers.

Team LNT #6
Photo: JJ Media

The Ginetta LMP1 programme has been troubled since day 1, with Manor being the first team to run the two cars in the FIA WEC. Their Chinese sponsor got into troubles, so the team didn’t get to do much running, with Ginetta stepping in to run at the 2018 Le Mans. They didn’t participate in 2019, since they would not pay the fine for not showing up for the majority of the 2018/19 season races, since their entry was still tied to Manor.

They entered as Team LNT in the FIA WEC fall 2019, but that programme slowly dismantled during the winter months, and the cars haven’t raced at all in 2020, since the team skipped COTA, Sebring was cancelled, and they didn’t do the re-start at Spa. There is a single race left on the 2019/20 schedule, which is Bahrain in November. It’s still too early to say, if they show up for that race, or if they will leave the car parked in the garage for the rest of the year – if not for good.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans will be run next weekend, with 59 currently on the entry list.

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