A raft of Ginetta G57s will head to Magny Cours next weekend (8 / 9 October), for the penultimate round of the V de V Championship and a four hour endurance encounter at the French circuit.
Simpson Motorsport and CWS Recycling have dominated in the PFV class and share an equal number of victories thus far. Ginetta boss Lawrence Tomlinson has the upper hand in terms of the points, with the #57 car he shares with Michael Simpson leading the Charlie Robertson / Colin White partnership.
White will have a different teammate this weekend as he is joined by Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup title protagonist Will Burns. White’s regular co-pilot Robertson will instead partner series newcomer Ate De Jong, with whom Robertson has been racing alongside in the Asian Le Mans Series Sprint Cup this summer.
Simpson Motorsport complete their trio of cars with Remy Dogoffroy, who joined the V de V PFV grid with Ginetta at Aragon in July, and Jordan Sanders who made his G57 debut at Mugello last month when he partnered Tomlinson and Jon Lancaster.
Ginetta’s Italian outfit Nova Race plan to enter a pair of cars, one of which will be piloted by team owner Luca Magnoni, Luca Rangoni and Beniamino Caccia. In addition to the quintet of confirmed cars, Mugello race winners, Race Performance, hope to return with Ollie Jackson whilst Nova Race look to bring a two-car entry.
Will Burns, CWS 4×4 Spares Driver; “I am incredibly excited to join Colin White in the G57 next weekend. He’s been great to race with in the SuperCup this year and although my first experience of the prototype was only last weekend, I’m confident we will be a strong pairing and can challenge for some silverware.”
Ryan Connolly, Race Performance Team Owner; “We are excited to be heading back out to the V de V with Ollie Jackson and the Team Alcon G57. Whilst it is a shame Alistair Mackinnon is unavailable, he will be back and it gives us the opportunity to showcase the car to another driver and try and climb the podium once more.”