Larbre Competition and Greaves Motorsport have finalized their driver line-up for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans
Larbre had to make a last-minute change due to Paolo Ruberti being injured in a test day accident, and after testing both Nick Catsburg and Jean-Phillipe Belloc, the choice unsurprisingly went for the Frenchman Belloc, who was team boss Jack Leconte’s personal favourite even before the test, whereas Catsburg was Corvette Europe’s favourite. But the temperamental French team boss still chose his own favourite.
There was a bit of a revolving door at Greaves Motorsport during the last week. First it was announced that Kuba Giermaziak wasn’t going to drive for the team after all, and Jon Lancaster was drafted in for the test day. Now the team has announced that Nathanael Berthon, who was sacked at G-Drive, will take the seat. Apparently it was due to the budget that the agreement with Giermaziak fell through, but both Julien Canal and Memo Rojas have the budget well secured, so there shouldn’t be more surprised from their side.
There has been made late-minute deals shortly before scrutineering in the past years, so we still have to wait and see if the current 180 drivers announced, are the ones who are going to do the race, or if we will see more changes.