Ginetta are pleased to support Charlie Robertson as he continues to ascend the Ginetta motorsport ladder, as he joins Ginetta Factory outfit Team LNT for the next round of the V de V series, the four hours of Aragon on August 30 and 31.
17 year old Charlie will join Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson and regular co-pilot, Factory Driver Mike Simpson in the G55 GT3 car as he continues his progression towards a career in international GT racing; having already been crowned the youngest ever Ginetta Junior Champion and currently leading the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup.
Fresh off the back of a race win in their last meeting, Tomlinson said; “The Ginetta G55 GT3 car has been on the pace since the start of the season, and we were delighted to take the win in Dijon. Comitted to aiding the progression of our drivers, it’s great to be able to offer Charlie the opportunity to join our factory team, experience the G55 GT3 and notch up another victory!”
Robertson enjoyed a test day in the G55 GT3 at Rockingham on August 17, and said of the forthcoming race; “I’m relishing this opportunity to race the GT3 car at Aragon, huge thanks to Lawrence and everyone at Ginetta and Team LNT. It’s an amazing bit of kit, I got into it at Rockingham and was blown away to be honest by the sheer speed. I quickly got to grips with it, though, and really enjoyed my first experience.
”I’ve never seen Aragon before, I’m in the sim next week to learn as much as I can about the track, and it’ll be the first time I’ve ever raced in Europe. This is a great opportunity for me, it’s a real step-up into endurance racing. Ginetta has really helped me over the years with Juniors, the GT4 SuperCup and now the progression into GT3. I can’t wait to get out there and I aim to do the very best I can.”
Team LNT have proven to be a force to be reckoned with in V de V, taking a win at the previous meeting in Dijoin with former Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup champion Tom Sharp sharing driving duties, whilst Tomlinson and Simpson claimed front row starts at three out of the four rounds as well as fastest lap at the world famous Le Mans circuit, at which Tomlinson claimed victory in the 24hour race in 2006.