18 year old Charlie Robertson proved the quality of the Ginetta career ladder by setting an historic first ever Pole Position in the brand new LMP3 class of the European Le Mans Series. The first time ever that this new class has joined an international racing grid.
Driving the #3 Team LNT Ginetta Nissan that he will share in Saturday’s four hour race with Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy, Robertson dominated the early running in the session posting a lap time of 1:59.892 that proved impossible for the other four new Ginetta Nissans to match.
It was another big step forward for the Ginetta Nissan, the Yorkshire built cars going from concept to racing reality in less than nine months, the car testing for the very first time just three weeks ago.
Second on the grid will be the #2 Team LNT Ginetta Nissan, Mike Simpson half a second back from his young team-mate.
“The cars have been great right out of the box, a real credit to the whole design team and to the Ginetta workforce who worked amazingly hard to get all five cars here this weekend.”