Reigning European Le Mans Series champion Jon Lancaster will return to the Greaves Motorsport LMP2 squad for this weekend’s Le Mans test day.
The 27-year-old, who won last year’s ELMS title driving a Greaves Gibson with Gary Hirsch and Bjorn Wirdheim, will take the place of Kuba Giermaziak in the British team’s Ligier-Nissan JSP2 alongside Memo Rojas and Julien Canal.
Greaves has confirmed that Giermaziak will not take part in the official test at Le Mans on Sunday, but has yet to firm up Lancaster’s place in the line-up for the race on June 18/19.
It is understood that the Polish driver is facing sponsorship difficulties, but could still be part of the team’s line-up for Le Mans.
“Jon is a kind of reserve anyway, because he has been working with our drivers this season,” team owner Tim Greaves explained. “Now, he will be waiting nervously to see if he gets in the car for the race.”
Lancaster, a race winner in both GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5, raced at Le Mans in 2014 with the Swiss Race Performance team and last year with Greaves.