24 Hours of Le Mans

Greaves completes Le Mans lineup with Berthon signing

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Greaves Motorsport has announced Nathanael Berthon will join the team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 18-19.

The 26 year old Frenchman is set to share the #41 Ligier JS P2-Nissan with the team’s European Le Mans Series regulars Memo Rojas and Julien Canal.

Berthon was originally left without a seat after parting ways with FIA World Endurance Championship front runners G-Drive Racing.

He will now join the reigning European Le Mans Series champions after a seat became available before the official Le Mans test day on June 5.

Greaves driver Jakub Giermaziak was replaced by stand-in Jon Lancaster at the test, but the decision was made to put Berthon in the car for the 24 hours.

“This is very positive step towards achieving our goal at Le Mans, that is to win,” said team principal Jacob Greaves.

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

“We are under no illusions about the scale of the task in front of us, there are at least ten cars capable of victory in the LMP2 class and we are in that group. As a team we must concentrate our efforts and try to run the perfect race, if we achieve that then we will be in contention at the finish.”

The 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans takes place on June 18-19.

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