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Berthon Replaces Giermaziak at Greaves for 24H Le Mans

Nathanaël Berthon Replaces Kuba Giermaziak at Greaves for Le Mans…

Photo: GP2 Series

Photo: GP2 Series

Nathanaël Berthon has been announced as Kuba Giermaziak’s replacement in the No. 41 Greaves Motorsport Ligier JS P2 Nissan for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Berthon parted ways with G-Drive Racing last week, but has now been confirmed to race at Le Mans after all.

The French driver will replace Poland’s Giermaziak, who had been dropped by Greaves Motorsport ahead of the Test Day as a result of budgetary problems.

“This is very positive step towards achieving our goal at Le Mans, that is to win,” said Jacob Greaves, Team Principal of Greaves Motorsport.

“Of course to do that we must first finish, so having an experienced, fast driver, with a proven track record, to join Memo and Julien is an important element in our plan.”

“Nathanaël fits that profile perfectly and Le Mans being his home race will motivate him even further.”

Berthon himself was very pleased to have agreed a deal to compete at Le Mans.

“I am delighted to join Greaves Motorsport for the 24 hours of Le Mans. I have been speaking with the team for a few years, now we are able to finally able to work together,” said Berthon.

“Greaves Motorsport is a very strong and professional organisation and I have no doubt that we are going to do an amazing job together in Le Mans! I would like to thank the Greaves family for welcoming me onboard and giving me this great opportunity!”

Marcel ten Caat (@marceltencaat) is a contributor to Sportscar365 and other publications including Autosport.nl.

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