Greaves Motorsport will kick off its return to the FIA World Endurance Championship this weekend in Mexico City with a pair of local heroes and a former Indy 500 pole winner ready for battle.
Fresh from competing in the Circuit Paul Ricard round of the European Le Mans Series last weekend, Greaves Motorsport will contest this weekend’s FIA WEC round with with experienced Mexican drivers Roberto Gonzalez and Luis Diaz plus Brazilian ace, Bruno Junqueira.
The trio will pilot the No. 41 Vysk / Gosocket / ePayMe / Formex / Soliq / Oredam entry – the Nissan-powered Gibson 015S chassis – at the 4.35 Km. circuit of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
The Greaves ELMS-championship winning Gibson chassis one of only two open cockpit cars competing in the LM P2 class this weekend in Mexico.
“We are very excited to race here for the first time at the WEC’s debut here in Mexico,” Greaves Team Principal, Jacob Greaves said.
“It’s exciting to go to a new race and we are looking forward very much working with Roberto (Gonzalez) again after he raced with us in 2012 in Brazil, plus Bruno (Junqueira) and Luis (Diaz), who have been team mates before.
“The test we had in Monza was very successful, we think we have a very competitive chance in the WEC. The car is good, the chassis is good, the drivers are good and they get along well – the team is very experienced and we hope to perform well”.
“That could be an advantage, even though the layout has been revised since the last time they raced here, the circuit looks great. The grandstand baseball stadium section of the circuit looks very interesting – we should hopefully have a good fan following with the local stars in our team.
“The Gibson chassis is a very good car and works well at all the circuits we have been to. I think this could be an advantage for us as the chassis is a good match with a good team and a good driver line-up.
“This can maximise the full potential of everything – the strategy, pit stops, the consistency between all three drivers – we should have a very good balance for the race. All the elements have to work perfectly to win and the chassis plays a part, but it’s a part of a much bigger picture.”
All three Greaves drivers this weekend have prior experience competing here in Mexico City in the Champ Car World Series.
“Mexico is a very different track in comparison to other tracks we have been to, such as the altitude we run at, but Bruno, Roberto and Luis have some experience racing at the circuit from their Champ Car days,” Greaves said.