Greaves picks Nathanael Berthon for vacant Le Mans 24 Hours seat

Frenchman Nathanael Berthon has taken the vacant seat at the Greaves Ligier LMP2 squad for this month's Le Mans 24 Hours

Greaves picks Nathanael Berthon for vacant Le Mans 24 Hours seat

The GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5 race winner has signed up with Greaves Motorsport for the French enduro on June 18/19 after losing his drive with the Jota-run G-Drive Racing World Endurance Championship squad last week.

The seat alongside Memo Rojas and Julien Canal in the Greaves Ligier-Nissan JSP2 became available when Kuba Giermaziak, who contested the first two rounds of the European Le Mans Series with the team, encountered sponsorship difficulties.

Team owner Tim Greaves told Autosport: "Nathanael is one of the quickest guys in LMP2 and we monitored the latest musical chairs with interest.

"Greaves is very glad that he has found his seat with us when the music stopped!

"Greaves has a reputation for developing drivers, with many 'graduates' progressing their careers after a stint with us, and we are sure Nathanael will enjoy the atmosphere and professional approach here at Greaves."

Jon Lancaster had returned to the Greaves team, with which he won the 2015 ELMS title, to stand in for Giermaziak at the Le Mans test day last Sunday.

The driver merry-go-round in LMP2 was triggered by Berthon's departure from the G-Drive ORECA-Nissan 05.

Will Stevens moved over from Manor's ORECA to the G-Drive car and his place was then taken by Roberto Merhi, who races the British team's WEC entry that does not have a place on the Le Mans grid.

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