Luc Alphand has revealed that his team will return to the Le Mans Series this year to defend its GT1 title.

The team had originally revealed that it was to turn its focus to the FIA GT Championship this season but will now also compete in the LMS as it seeks to defend its GT1 crown.

Alphand will share driving duties with Patrice Goueslard in the Corvette C6.R with a third driver still to be announced.

In what it set to be the final year for GT1, it means Corvette will join Saleen, Lamborghini and Ferrari in the field for the season ahead.