Memo Rojas has found a place on the European Le Mans Series grid for 2016, as he’ll be in one of the Greaves Motorsport Ligier JS P2 Nissans.
After a season in the DeltaWing, the Mexican driver tested one of the SMP Racing BR Engineering BR01s and raced the season-opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in a Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GTE, but had not yet confirmed a full-season program.
Now, he’ll have a chance in an LMP2 car in the six-round ELMS season, starting at Silverstone in April. Greaves’ No. 41 car has also received an entry for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“It is my pleasure to announce my arrival in the European Le Mans Series for the 2016 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” Rojas said.
“This has me very excited. I am very grateful to the nine years that I was in the IMSA series where we four titles. Now we are looking for a new challenge moving to Europe.
“One of the most important triggers for this decision is because I have the illusion of competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for a long time. My father ran there in addition to the 24 Hours of Daytona. Now I hope we can continue the trend with a victory at Le Mans.”
Rojas’ partners such as Scuderia Telmex, Telcel Racing, Claro, Interprotección, Passtime, Peugeot, Red Bull, Dockers, Alpine Stars and Oakley will support the effort.
Interesting to note on the livery is McDonald’s signage as well, which Julien Canal has had before.
The second Greaves car, the existing Gibson 015S Nissan, has Gary Hirsch listed for ELMS and Alex Brundle for Le Mans.