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Berthon Confirmed at Greaves for Remainder of Season

Nathanael Berthon retained by Greaves for remainder of ELMS season…

Photo: John Brooks/Greaves Motorsport

Photo: John Brooks/Greaves Motorsport

Nathanael Berthon will continue to drive for Greaves Motorsport, now signed for the remainder of the European Le Mans Series, starting this weekend with the Four Hours of Red Bull Ring.

Berthon will join Memo Rojas and Julien Canal in the No. 41 Ligier JS P2 Nissan; the same lineup that finished sixth in LMP2 at last month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“After hitting the top ten [overall] at Le Mans, I am delighted to join the Greaves family for the rest of the season,” said Berthon. “The relationship with my team-mates gelled from the first day and the ambiance within the team is really good.

“I am convinced that with the package of the team, car and drivers we have all the elements to be very competitive and to fight for victory for the rest of the ELMS season.

“I would like to thank both Jacob and Tim Greaves for giving me this great opportunity.”

Berthon had originally been slated to complete the FIA World Endurance Championship with G-Drive Racing, until he and the Jota Sport-run team “parted ways” prior to Le Mans.

Greaves picked him up for the endurance classic, replacing Kuba Giermaziak following budgetary problems.

“We are very pleased to retain Nathanael for the rest of the season,” said team principal Jacob Greaves. “He proved his pace at Le Mans and fitted in very well with his co-drivers and the team.

“Nat will be a major factor in the push to retain our title in the European Le Mans Series, though we recognize that this will not be easy given the quality of opposition.

“We are looking forward to the Red Bull Ring this weekend with increased confidence of a strong performance.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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