Britain's greatest Olympic hero Sir Chris Hoy and 18 year old Ginetta racing prodigy Charlie Robertson made racing history today in the new for 2015 Ginetta Prototype at Paul Ricard Circuit in Southern France as they won the LMP3 class in the 4 hours of Le Castellet, round four of five in the 2015 European Le Mans Series.
The win, the pair's third of the season also secured the first ever LMP3 class Championship for the two Scottish drivers, for Ginetta Cars and for in-house Team LNT with a race to spare in the season.
The #3 Team LNT Ginetta Prototype was never headed after an on-track incident for another LMP3 car brought out a Safety Car after 70 minutes of the 4 hour race.
Sir Chris Hoy - Driver #3 Team LNT: "I'm delighted to win the race and overwhelmed to find ourselves Champions in our first year at this level.
"Being part of this team has been just amazing, everyone works so hard to get the finest details right and the results show that the effort is worthwhile.
"Ginetta have built an amazing car that got me feeling comfortable immediately and has just got better throughout the season. As a racing experience I can’t speak highly enough about it."
Charlie Robertson - Driver #3 Team LNT: "I can’t really believe it. When I was told what the effort would be this year of course I felt good about it, a factory team with a guy as experienced in sport as Chris and with a brand new car.
"The results this season though have just been great. The car was faultless again this time out, the pitstops went like clockwork and now the pressure just seems to be flowing off my shoulders.
"Now we can go to the final race of the season next month (at Estoril, Portugal on 18 October) and hopefully finish the season with another good result, that’s what everyone who has worked so hard to make this happen deserves."