After conquering the 2015 European Le Mans Series title in the LMP2 class, the 2016 plans for Greaves Motorsport seem more ambitious than never, as the British squad led by Tim and Jacob Greaves announced that will reinforce its army with a Ligier JS P2 alongside its tried and trusted Gibson 015S.
As requests for a drive with Greaves Motorsport would be too much to handle for their current car, the team opted to buy a second car to run different programs next year, as one of the cars will continue to race in the European Le Mans Series to defend the LMP2 class title, while the other car will go a step further and join the LMP2 lineup of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Both machines will feature Dunlop tires and Nissan VK45DE engines, and a decision on which car will enter in which competition will be decided in the early future.
Greaves Motorsport itself is far away from being a rookie in the FIA WEC scenario, as the team entered in 2012 and 2013 in a full time basis, in a time when their Gibson 015S was still named Zytek Z11SN. In both occasions, Greaves finished in fifth place in the LMP2 teams standings, although three class podiums add a lot to their reputation in the worldwide competition, specially with one of them being at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in 2013.
With the LMP2 class growing a bit every year in FIA WEC, Greaves Motorsport will face tough competition as Tequila Patrón ESM joined forces with OAK Racing, the LMP2 champions of G-Drive Racing, as well KCMG and Signatech Alpine are poised to continue or expand their efforts, and fellow Gibson users of JOTA Sport and Strakka Racing will be in the field, although not necessarily with the British-based machine.
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