Bri­tish constructor Gib­son to de­but new CN car in Brit­car Pro­to­type Se­ries at Don­ing­ton

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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.”

New Gib­son GH-20 will run

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