ByKOLLES, leading WEC LMP1 team which uniquely designs and builds its own chassis, is pleased to announce it has signed an engine supply agreement with Gibson Technology.
A ByKOLLES Enso LMP1 car using the 4,5 litre V8 Gibson engine will make its debut at the WEC Spa 6 hours race on May 4th 2019.
ByKOLLES Team Principal Manfredi Ravetto commented: "Everyone saw the tough time we suffered in recent race weekends and it's time to move on to a new chapter. We are very confident that a Gibson-powered ByKOLLES Enso will reward us with the results that our relentless work and investment deserve. It's a massive challenge to be ready for Spa but our small and dedicated team in Greding loves these challenges as we've proved before in F1 and WEC."
John Manchester, Gibson Technology’s Operations Director said: "Everyone at Gibson Technology is delighted that our engines have been chosen by yet another top-flight team. We are looking forward to working with ByKOLLES in the coming seasons and this new partnership signals the start of an exciting new phase in their efforts to compete at the highest level of world sportscar racing".
Team ByKolles Racing resumes its testing activity on the 8th of August in Spa for an aero-assesment of its new, increased high downforce package.
The ByKOLLES, LMP1 privateer team was delighted with the initiatives announced at Le Mans this morning (June 15) for the future of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and Le Mans 24 hour race.
ByKOLLES Racing finishes in 4th overall position the first round of the 2018/19 WEC superseason, on stage this week-end on legendary belgian circuit of Spa-Francorchamps: after having qualified in 5th position, the Enso CLM P1/01 Nismo had an excellent start gaining 4th place and comfortably defending it until the first pit-stop;
ByKOLLES Racing has completed its homework with an extensive run in Monza today. The Enso CLM P1/01 has successfully covered full programmed test-mileage in a dry and warm day which saw it being driven by regulars Oliver Webb, Dominik Kraihamer, Tom Dillmann, joined by Rene Binder who just came back in time from his Indycar race in Alabama. The final touch to the 2018 aero-package has been duly evaluated on the legendary italian track and the team now heads to the 2018/19 WEC opener in Spa-Francorchamps.