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want2race Launch 24HR Ginetta Prologue 2019

Posted on Thu 29th Nov, 2018 in: General NewsTeam News

Motorsport specialists want2race are delighted to launch the inaugural 24HR Ginetta Prologue, a twice round-the-clock spectacle open exclusively to Ginetta G40 cars that will provide the ultimate pre-season challenge of team-work, strategy and car preparation.

Taking place over 1-3 March, the Prologue will deliver the ideal opportunity for both novice and seasoned racers to gain crucial experience of endurance racing and enjoy essential track time ahead of the 2019 season through a great, value for money package.

This will be the first ever one-make Ginetta 24 hour event and will welcome entrants from across the Ginetta Junior Championship, GT5 Challenge and G40 Cup, with the Prologue entry split into three classes to match the specification of G40 used in each series.

The picturesque Guadix circuit in Granada, Spain will play host to the event, a FIA approved facility that has proven immensely popular with teams and drivers due to its challenging 3km layout that features unique undulations, cambered corners and technical sections.

The three day meeting will start with four hours of exclusive testing on Friday and an hour of free practice/qualification on Saturday morning ahead of the 24 hour endurance, with a prize giving dinner on Sunday evening completing a competitive but friendly event.

Three to six drivers will share each car for the event, with all cars running to their 2018 championship technical specifications to help ensure costs are kept to a minimum. In the G40 Cup class, entrants can choose to run either the GRDC Pilot, current ZZR or next season’s slick tyre. 

A one-off entry fee of just £3,950 + VAT per one car team will include the entry fee, all track time, live timing, pit to car radios, complete medical, parts, transport and logistical support, discounted hotel rates and free motorhome parking.

All entrants must have a minimum of a ‘National B’ or ‘Junior National B’ MSA licence, with arrive and drive packages available for individual drivers in G40 Cup class. All queries should be directed to Ben Hyland at W2R Motorsport on 07779 305353 and info@want2race.co.uk.

Ben Hyland – want2race: “We couldn’t be more excited to unveil the 24HR Ginetta G40 Prologue. There are currently limited opportunities to enjoy competitive and productive track action in the pre-season and therefore we feel this is an exciting addition to the motorsport landscape in the UK.

“As a team, we’ve tested at Guadix a number of times in recent years and we feel it’s an ideal venue for this event, and perfectly suited to the G40. It’s an exciting circuit with a blend of high speed and technical sections that will provide a challenge for novice and seasoned drivers alike.

“This event provides superb value for money, with crucial testing mileage in preferable conditions to the UK at less than £140 per hour, the ideal opportunity for drivers and teams to get into their rhythm ahead of the 2019 season.

“We hope to attract a diverse range of entrants from across the experience spectrum, inviting those who have previously competed in Ginetta championships whilst also providing this as an opportunity to welcome new drivers to Ginetta G40 competition.

“We will have an independent clerk of the course and scrutineers to ensure fair, close-fought competition, as well as parts support from Ginetta. With assistance included for transport, logistics and amenities, we feel this is an appealing package for entrants.

“We’ve had experience running multiple 24 hour events before and off the back of our successful want2race Scholarship competition, we’re excited to be expanding our horizons and providing another exciting and unique experience in Ginetta racing.

“Our very own W2R Motorsport team are offering some fantastic arrive and drive packages for individuals looking to experience their first Ginetta 24 hour event – these will be fully inclusive run in the G40 Cup ZZR category.”

Mike Simpson - Ginetta Cars Factory Driver: “Ginetta are very proud of the G40, this week chassis number 310 has just come off the production line, the concept of a multiple platform car brings drivers of all ages and ability into the Ginetta family.

Boasting some of the best grids and racing in the UK we are really proud the car is a true British motor racing success, proving a vital part of notable F1 and Sportscar racing driver’s journey.

want2race is a championship winning business and have pioneered the entry route into motorsport via their successful competitions. We are thrilled to support them in their first Ginetta G40 24 hour event. It gives all of our customers old and new unrivalled circuit time, off season fun and a chance to experience the thrill of endurance driving.”

Interested teams and drivers are urged to contact want2race as soon as possible regarding the event. The first event is capped at twenty cars and with initial interest having been extremely high, a sell-out grid is expected. After 21st December, entry fees will rise to £4,450 per team + VAT.

To request a 24HR Prologue event brochure or for further details please email us info@want2race.co.uk

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