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Greaves Motorsport has today confirmed Gary Hirsch, Jon Lancaster and Bjorn Wirdheim to drive the #41 Gibson 015S Nissan LMP2 car in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The trio successfully tested together at the March ELMS official test at Circuit Paul Ricard, placing the Gibson-Nissan LMP2 third fastest.
Swiss driver Hirsch was the ELMS LMPC champion in 2013 before claiming an overall win with the Newblood by Morand team at last year’s 4 Hours of Paul Ricard.
British driver Jon Lancaster switches to endurance racing full-time after a part-time campaign in GP2 over the last few seasons. He is not however completely new to endurance racing having scored a podium finish in the 6 Hours of Bahrain in 2013 on his endurance racing debut.
Wirdheim, who has an extensive history in single seaters, including spells an F1 test driver, raced with Greaves Motorsport in 2013 and has been successfully competing in Japan. He will continue in the Autobacs Super GT Series GT300 class with Gainer alongside his duties in ELMS for Greaves.
Team principal Tim Greaves said “The driver line-up of Gary, Jon and Bjorn is very strong, all are fast and experienced, which is just the mix required for success in endurance racing as we have proved in the past”.
“We are cautiously optimistic about the 2015 season.” he added.