Ginetta have confirmed that Mechachrome has been appointed to supply engines for their 2018 LMP1 Privateer car.
Ginetta Technical Director Ewan Baldry visited Mechachrome’s head office in Aubigny Sur Nere, France earlier this month.
The turbo V6 is a derivative of the new Mechachrome designed and built unit which features for the 2018 season in GP2. For LMP2 though it is set to feature an all new direct injection system and will be re-engineered to endurance specification.
The engine has already undertaken durability testing at forecasted horsepower levels.
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 with the chassis in the near future, with aerodynamic surface design progressing well. 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.