Schjerpen will be in esteemed company, as he will race along side Ginetta’s owner Lawrence Tomlinson, a former Le Mans 24 Hour Class Winner and Ginetta’s lead Factory driver, Mike Simpson.
Ginetta’s LMP3 programme has become a huge success for the British Sportscar manufacturer in 2015. Winning the newly introduced category with one round remaining in the European Le Mans Series, Ginetta’s LMP3 has also tasted success in a number of other series around Europe so far this year.
Aleksander has recently completed his second season of British GT4 in a Century Motorsport run Ginetta G55. Scoring a season best result of second at the penultimate round in Snetterton, the Norwegian is no stranger to Ginetta machinery, having graduated to the UK from racing a privately run Ginetta G50 back home in Norway.
Lawrence Tomlinson – Team LNT Ginetta Prototype:
“I’m looking forward to being back in the VdeV paddock next weekend. The Ginetta Prototype showed its strength at Paul Ricard a couple of months ago, so we’ll be aiming for more of the same at Magny-Cours.”
Mike Simpson – Team LNT Ginetta Prototype:
“Lawrence and I had a fantastic time at Paul Ricard with VdeV earlier this year, and of course, will be looking to repeat that success next weekend. For Aleksander, this race is effectively the ultimate customer test drive, and we’re going to show him just what the car can do!”
Aleksander Schjerpen – Team LNT Ginetta Prototype:
“This is a great opportunity for me to join Lawrence and Team LNT in their amazing LMP3 car. I have been keeping an eye on LMP3 throughout this season as we work on our plans for 2016, so to get to drive one at this stage in an event with a European Le Mans Series winning team is great. I am hoping that my previous single seater experience and my endurance experience from British GT will help me to settle into the car right away. Thank you to Lawrence [Tomlinson], Mike [Simpson] and Ginetta for this opportunity.”