European Le Mans Series champions Greaves Motorsport will step up to the World Endurance Championship LMP2 class next season after taking purchase of a Ligier JS P2.

The British outfit won two races on the way to the 2015 ELMS title with Bjorn Wirdheim, Jon Lancaster and Gary Hirsch at the wheel of a Gibson 015S, but will embark on a twin-campaign next season with an expanded team effort.

As a result, it has purchased a Ligier JS P2 coupe - which last week clinched the WEC LMP2 title with G-Drive Racing - to enter the World Endurance Championship, while it will attempt to defend its ELMS crown with the Gibson.

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"We were not anticipating the high level of interest for next season. We sold our other Gibson chassis earlier in the year so we weighed up all the options and for us the Ligier was the obvious choice. We plan to start the program with Ligier in December in preparation for 2016."