The 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours will feature the largest ever number of Gibson engines on the LMP2 grid, a record number of 25 cars powered by Gibson engines, in total 19 different teams. This is an amazing achievement for the UK manufacturer, with the GK428 engines making their Le Mans debut.
Repton based engine manufacturer Gibson Technology was chosen by the FIA/ACO as the single engine supplier for LMP2 class sportscars from 2017 to 2020. Gibson has designed, developed and manufactured the new 4.2 litre V8 engine, supplying all LMP2 teams in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the Le Mans 24 Hours, as well as the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and the Asian Le Mans Series (from 2019 onwards). Gibson engines are installed in the FIA/ACO approved chassis manufacturers Dallara, Onroak (Ligier), ORECA and Riley Multimatic.
During this year’s Le Mans the Gibson team will work tirelessly with the LMP2 teams, with 10 Gibson support engineers available.
The 2017 Le Mans 24 hours will begin with free practice on Wed 14th June, qualifying on 14th and 15th June, followed by the prestigious race beginning at 2pm UK time on Sat 17th June.