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Greaves Confirms Ligier JS P2, Return to WEC for 2016

Greaves confirms Ligier JS P2 Nissan for 2016 alongside Gibson 015S…

Photo: John Brooks

Photo: John Brooks

Newly crowned European Le Mans Series champions Greaves Motorsport has acquired a Ligier JS P2 Nissan for part of its 2016 program that will include a return to the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The British squad, which won the ELMS title with Bjorn Wirdheim, Jon Lancaster and Gary Hirsch, has confirmed plans to step up to the WEC next year, either with its existing Gibson 015S Nissan or the Ligier.

A dual program in ELMS is also planned, although the it’s not yet determined which car will run in which series. The team sold its second Gibson chassis to Strakka Racing earlier this year.

“We were not anticipating the high level of interest for next season,” team principal Jacob Greaves said.

“We sold our other Gibson chassis earlier in the year so we weighed up all the options and for us the Ligier was the obvious choice.

“We plan to start the program with Ligier in December in preparation for 2016.”

Added Onroak Automotive President Jacques Nicolet: “We’re very proud that Greaves Motorsport has chosen a Ligier JS P2.

“We know the professionalism of Jacob Greaves and his team, which has built up a solid set of results in endurance racing since 2011, so we’re delighted to share this new adventure with them.

“The association of the winning team in the 2015 ELMS, Greaves Motorsport, and the car that clinched the LMP2 title in the FIA WEC, the Ligier JS P2, will certainly excel on the circuits next year.

“I’m sure we can expect great results in the FIA WEC or in the ELMS.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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