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Greaves Motorsport takes top six spot at 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours

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Greaves Motorsport takes top six spot at 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours
Jun 20, 2016, 3:37 PM

Memo Rojas, Nathanaël Berthon and Julien Canal completed 348 laps of the classic Circuit de la Sarthe in the team’s Nissan-powered Ligier JS P2 prototype.

#46 Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca 05 Nissan: Pierre Thiriet, Mathias Beche, Ryo Hirakawa, #41 Greaves Motorsport Ligier JSP2 Nissan: Memo Rojas, Julien Canal, Nathanael Berthon
#41 Greaves Motorsport Ligier JSP2 Nissan: Memo Rojas, Julien Canal, Nathanael Berthon
#41 Greaves Motorsport Ligier JSP2 Nissan: Memo Rojas, Julien Canal, Nathanael Berthon and #1 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley
#41 Greaves Motorsport Ligier JSP2 Nissan: Memo Rojas
#41 Greaves Motorsport Ligier JSP2 Nissan: Memo Rojas, Julien Canal, Nathanael Berthon
#41 Greaves Motorsport Ligier JSP2 Nissan: Memo Rojas, Julien Canal
#41 Greaves Motorsport Ligier JSP2 Nissan: Memo Rojas, Julien Canal, Jon Lancaster

Le Mans, France - Greaves Motorsport scored a top-six finish at the 2016 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Memo Rojas, Nathanaël Berthon and Julien Canal completed 348 laps of the classic Circuit de la Sarthe in the team’s Nissan-powered Ligier JS P2 prototype.

Starting from an unrepresentative 19th place on the grid, Nathanaël climbed through the field to run as high as fifth in the first hour, confirming the true potential of the team.

In an incident-filled race, and against a highly competitive field, Nathanaël, Memo and Julien maintained this progress, as differing fuel and race strategies unfolded, to maintain their ascent to their finishing place.

The team’s strategy aimed at achieving the optimal result and the final outcome validated this approach.

Jacob Greaves, Team Principal of Greaves Motorsport

“This was one of the toughest races that I have experienced at Le Mans. We struggled with the conditions during the practice and qualifying, it certainly made setting up the car for the race more challenging than normal.

"From the result it would appear that we made the right choices as we were competitive in race trim and a top-six finish in such a competitive field is a good reward.

“Of course, this effort would not be possible without the efforts of the guys in the team, the reputation that Greaves Motorsport enjoys in the paddock is largely down to them.

"Our partners at Dunlop, Ligier and Nissan all made their usual major contribution to the cause, we could not do without them.

"We are looking forward to the second half of the season and will be aiming for the top spot when we race next at the Red Bull Ring.”

Greaves Motorsport

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