A Ginetta G55 GT racing car competing in the G4 class of the 2015 British GT Championship has been wrapped with self-adhesive materials supplied by Spandex.
The car is engineered and managed by the team at Bolton University’s specialist Automotive Performance Engineering (Motorsport) department as a key hands-on element of the degree course. The undergraduate course is delivered in partnership with RLR Msport, an independent racing team who race in the European Le Mans series, historic series Formula 1, speed series sports racing, and other international events.
Spandex supplied the GT team at Bolton University’s Centre for Automotive Performance Engineering with six metres each of 3M 1080 Metallic Blue, 3M 1080 Gloss White and Avery Supreme Wrapping Film in Matt Black.
The wrap was applied by Northampton-based motorsport graphics specialist and regular Spandex customer, 3SixtyWraps, who provide expert wrapping services to many high-profile racing teams, including round the clock trackside support where necessary.
The Bolton University Ginetta G55’s first outing was at Rockingham circuit in Northamptonshire, UK, on 3rd May 2015, where it achieved 11th place, hampered by a puncture during the race. The car is also set to race at Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Snetterton and Donington Park in the UK. The university team also runs an LMP3 car in the European Le Mans Series.
Leon Watson, Spandex General Manager comments: “We were proud to be able to support the students at Bolton University by supplying the vehicle wrap materials to prepare the Ginetta G55 for the GT Championship. Motor racing is the ultimate test for a vehicle wrap, demanding premium quality materials that can be applied with absolute precision and updated quickly, for example with additional sponsors or following race wear and tear on the car. It’s a thrill to see the car – and its wrap - being put through its paces on the track.”
Nick Reynolds, RLR Msport team principal, comments: "The films supplied by Spandex are very conformable, even around the intricate curves of a race car, and under insanely tight time constraints. The finish is superb and a lot tougher than we expected. Even with wheel-to-wheel action in the British GT series and a small fire in our LMP3 car, the film is still perfect!”
A video of a Ginetta G55 being wrapped can be viewed here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHpjF8E8uME