Polish driver Kuba Giermaziak has been confirmed for Greaves Motorsport’s European Le Mans Series title defence in 2016.
The 25 year old will join Memo Rojas and Julien Canal in the team’s Nissan-powered Ligier JS P2 for the six race ELMS season and the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 18-19.
The trio will begin their season this weekend (April 16) at the 4 Hours of Silverstone.
“This is the final piece in the jigsaw for 2016,” said team principal Jacob Greaves. “We are really excited to secure Kuba to drive our car. He has shown real pace during our pre-season test program combined with excellent feedback on the engineering side.”
“More importantly he has fitted right in with Memo, Julien and the guys on the team, there is a really good chemistry developing. We are all motivated to match, and even exceed, our performance of 2015, we want to be Champions again.”
“Given the strength of our opposition that is a tall order, but we have the team, the car and, most importantly, the drivers to achieve this goal. We are looking forward to Silverstone this week.”
Giermaziak started his career in junior single seaters before turning his attention to GT racing in 2009. He finished third in the 2011 Porsche Supercup before helping Belgium Racing to the 12 Hours of Zolder crown in 2013.
Since then he has competed in the European Le Mans Series, IMSA Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship driving GT machinery.
“I’m very happy to move up to such a great car!,” he said. “It will be absolutely amazing to drive for Greaves Motorsport in the European Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans this season in the LMP2 class.”
“It’s a dream come true for me, as driving prototypes was something I wanted to do since I was a little kid. We have everything we need to fight for the championship, with a great team behind us, and Memo and Julien to share the cockpit with. They are both fantastic drivers and I’m sure that we can all learn from each other.”