The 2015 European Le Mans Series champions Greaves Motorsport are to run a Nissan-powered Ligier JS P2 alongside their championship-winning Gibson 015S in their dual-pronged 2016 effort, the team announced today.
The Ligier JS P2 has been an impressive force in both the World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series since debuting at the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours. This season, the car took home the LMP2 drivers’ and teams’ championship in the hands of G-Drive racing.
Greaves intends to enter both for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and plans to enter both cars as full-season entries. It is, however, not clear which car will be entered into which series. “We weighed up all the options and for us the Ligier was the obvious choice. We plan to start the program with Ligier in December in preparation for 2016,” said team principal Jacob Greaves.
“The association of the winning team in the 2015 ELMS, Greaves Motorsport, and the car that clinched the LM P2 title in the FIA WEC, the Ligier JS P2, will certainly excel on the circuits next year,” added Onroak Automotive president Jacques Nicolet. “I’m sure we can expect great results in the FIA WEC or in the ELMS.”
Source: Greaves Motorsport
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