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Greaves Announces ELMS, 24H Le Mans Driver Lineups

Greaves Motorsports announces ELMS and Le Mans lineup…

Photo: John Brooks

Photo: John Brooks

Greaves Motorsport has confirmed its lineup for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and, more importantly, its downsized European Le Mans Series program.

Gary Hirsch, Jon Lancaster and Bjorn Wirdheim complete a stacked lineup behind the wheel of the No. 41 Gibson 015S Nissan LMP2 car.

The trio was successful with their rebadged chassis during the ELMS preseason testing at Paul Ricard in March, placing third overall.

Hirsch is set to move from his 2014 duties with new FIA WEC competitor Newblood by Morand Racing to Greaves, where he will assist his two new teammates in both a full season of ELMS competition and Le Mans in June.

Lancaster, meanwhile, moves from part-time drives in both the GP2 Series and Le Mans, where he raced for Race Performance, to a stable full-season deal with Greaves.

The 26-year-old notably debuted with the British team in 2013 at the FIA WEC’s season-ending 6 Hours of Bahrain, where the team finished an impressive third.

Wirdheim will supplement his new European racing duties with his ongoing forays in Japan, where he will continue racing with Gainer in the Autobacs Super GT Series GT300 class.

“The driver line up of Gary, Jon and Bjorn is very strong,” said team principal Tim Greaves. “All are fast and experienced, which is just the mix required for success in endurance racing as we have proved in the past.

“We are cautiously optimistic about the 2015 season.”

Beck Duggleby (@BDuggleby) is a contributor to Sportscar365, focusing on coverage of the European Le Mans Series for 2015.

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