British constructor Gibson to debut new CN car in Britcar Prototype Series at Donington
British sportscar manufacturer Gibson will debut its new GH-20 sportscar in the next round of the Britcar Prototype Series.
The new machine will be handled by former Clubmans Cup dominator Daniel Gibson and Goodwood racing regular Chris Ward in the single hour-long race at Donington Park on July 17.
It will be the belated debut of the two-litre 255bhp GH-20, which is the latest FIA Cn-spec sportscar to come out of the Stokesley-based marque, which also produces the Nemesis Clubmans range.
The car follows on from the GH-19 – the first CN design from the firm, which ran a revolutionary carbonfibre chassis and debuted in 2013.
“The GH-20 has been a few years in the making and is a big step forward from the GH-19,” said Gibson’s Mike Swinnerton. “We’ve made subtle changes to the chassis to improve the safety for the FIA crash tests. We have new wishbones and suspension geometry and new aero parts which give a big improvement in front downforce. The old car had understeer, the new one has a finer balance. The Britcar series has open regulations so it suits us as it allows us develop the car as we race. We’ll cherry pick some Vdev rounds too and also perhaps the new Prototype Cup [run by GT Cup organiser Bute Motorsport] race later this year.
“It’s good to have a driver like Chris in the car too alongside Dan. I’ve known him for years and he’s a very capable guy. They’ll make a great team.”