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Gibson Reveals 2015 Updates to Zytek LMP2 Car

Gibson LMP2 car to feature numerous updates for next year…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

The newly renamed Gibson Technology brand has announced major revisions to its existing Zytek Z11SN LMP2 car for 2015.

The British constructor, which recently changed names following Continental’s acquisition of Zytek Automotive, will roll out with significant aerodynamic, safety and serviceability updates to the cost-capped open-top prototype.

Both Greaves Motorsport and Team Jota will continue to campaign the yet-to-be-named car in the European Le Mans Series, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Gibson Operations Manager John Manchester confirmed the type number will be 015S, although the model name may not necessarily be Gibson.

“Over the past few months a great deal of work has been done here at Gibson Technology on these updates, in conjunction with our two Le Mans winning customers Greaves and Jota,” Manchester said.

“We look forward to continuing the strong working relationship with both teams again in 2015.”

While a total of 14 chassis have been built, Manchester expects only Jota and Greaves to campaign the updated cars next year, with the manufacturer still planning to build an all-new coupe based on the 2017 LMP2 regulations.

However, Chairman Bill Gibson said they are not willing to complete the design of the car until the new regulations have been finalized.

In addition to a likely LMP2 effort in the ELMS, Greaves is also keeping its options opens for a return to the FIA World Endurance Championship next year.

“The existing car was highly competitive during this season but the opposition are very strong and are constantly improving,” said Greaves Motorsport team manager Jacob Greaves.

“Gibson Technology has a track record second to none with their prototype customer race cars and we are confident that this new development will put us back at the head of the pack.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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