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Four of Ginetta’s new low-cost high-value prototypes will make their competitive race debut in this weekend’s V de V series opener in Barcelona. 

Entered into the PFV Class and with engine output restricted to 420bhp to comply with V de V specifications, company boss Lawrence Tomlinson will head up the four car entry.

Lawrence will be sharing driving duties with Factory Driver Mike Simpson in the first of the four entries, whilst fellow Factory Driver and 2015 LMP3 ELMS Champion Charlie Robertson will be paired with Colin White in a CWS- entered car.

Meanwhile, Simpson Racing will field a further two cars, with Nick Jones, Craig Fleming and Adam Sharpe at the helm of the first, whilst Jonathan Colman will be joined by Adrian Watt and NISMO refugee Gaëtan Paletou behind the wheel of a second.

“The V de V Championship has been on board with Ginetta’s prototype programme since its early days.” said Ewan Baldry, Ginetta’s Technical Director. “The organisers provide an excellent championship which fits incredibly well with the racing ethos we have here at Ginetta. The tracks are ideal for the car, and we’re looking forward to a positive debut!”

Commenting on the announcement, V de V Series Boss, Eric Van de Vyver added: “I’m pleased to continue working alongside a well-known, successful manufacturer as Ginetta.

“The G57 has competitive price that reflects V de V’s philosophy, and thus remains open to motorsport enthusiasts and professionals alike.”