Gibson Engines Dominate Prototype Grid at Le Mans 2018

The prestigious Le Mans 24 hour race is upon us once again, with Gibson engines dominating the prototype grid. A total of 30 cars will feature on the LMP1 and LMP2 grid, an impressive 23 of them powered by Gibson engines. An amazing achievement for a UK manufacturer.

In LMP1, Gibson’s GL458 will be making its Le Mans debut, powering two Rebellion Racing R13 cars and one DragonSpeed BR1. Gibson designed, developed and manufactured the new GL458 engine ready for the 2018/19 WEC Superseason, showcasing their engine technology at the highest level of endurance racing. Gibson LMP1 engines will be competing against the top engine and sportscar manufacturers in the world this year at Le Mans.

This year’s LMP2 grid features 20 cars, all powered by Gibson GK428 engines. The Repton based engine manufacturer is the single engine supplier for LMP2 class sportscars from 2017 to 2020.

During this year’s Le Mans the Gibson team will work tirelessly with all their teams in LMP1 and LMP2, with 11 Gibson support engineers available.

The 2018 Le Mans 24 hours will begin with free practice on Wed 13th June, qualifying on 13th and 14th June, followed by the start of the world famous 24 hour race at 2pm UK time on Sat 16th June.


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