Julien Canal has been confirmed as the second driver at Greaves Motorsport for the European Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans this year in the team’s Ligier JS P2 Nissan.
The Silver-rated Frenchman moves to the ELMS with 2015 class champions Greaves Motorsport, partnering with Memo Rojas and a yet-to-be-announced third driver.
“I am very happy to run this year with Greaves Motorsport,” said Canal. “This team has already proven its high level of performance.
“I have two years’ experience in LMP2 with Ligier and I will bring all my knowledge of that car to the team.
“Our common goal is to win the European Le Mans Series and I trust 100% in Greaves Motorsport to realize this goal!”
Canal is the reigning LMP2 champion in the World Endurance Championship, having raced in a similar Ligier for G-Drive Racing last year.
“We are very pleased and excited here at Greaves Motorsport to have signed such a talented driver as Julien,” said team principal Jacob Greaves.
“His record of successes in endurance racing across several classes confirms his speed and versatility.
“Julien will bring his experience of winning to the team and will enhance an already strong driver line up joining Memo Rojas, another multiple champion and endurance classic victor.
“Julien also has valuable experience of the Ligier JS P2 in achieving his title last season and will play a vital role in helping us to optimize the set up of our new car.”
The team’s third driver has yet to be announced, although Kuba Giermaziak is slated to test the car during an upcoming Dunlop tire test at Motorland Aragon next week.