Michael Lyons has announced his two-pronged attack on 2015 after revealing he will contest both the European Le Mans Series and Blancpain Endurance Series.

The young British driver is set to compete with Irish team Murphy Prototypes in the LMP2 class in the ELMS alongside his full programme in the BES with Kessel Racing in the Pro-Am class.

Both series commences on the same weekend (11-12th April) giving the 24-year-old a tricky task of being in two places at once. Lyons plans to race at Silverstone in round one of the ELMS on the Saturday after then fly out to Monza for the opening race of the Blancpain championship the next day.

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"Everything has come together very quickly over the last couple of weeks, it's absolutely fantastic to be able to combine European Le Mans Series and Blancpain," Lyons said. "It goes without saying, this is definitely going to be my biggest season yet and we really do have a strong chance to challenge for success in both championships. It seems ages since last season, I can't wait to start."

The British driver notched up podium finishes in the LMGTE class of the ELMS class last season and has graduated up to LMP2 along with Frenchman Nathanael Berthon and American Mark Patterson. The trio will co-drive the number Nissan-powered 48 Oreca 03R.

In the BES Lyons has been signed to the Kessel Racing team with Italian racer Alessandro Bonacini and Polish driver Michael Broniszewski.

"I did a test with Murphy last year, it was a tyre test for Dunlop, and it went really well," added Lyons. "We kept in touch and everything has all come together which is absolutely fantastic, it's a great opportunity to race in LMP2 with Greg's team.

"The BES test went really well, the Ferrari felt great and it's great to have been drafted in by Kessel to try and help them win the title, Alessandro and Michael are both very good drivers so it should be a terrific season. I really think we should have a good chance at battling for the championship."