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Roberto Merhi Rejoins Manor For 2016 FIA WEC

Roberto Merhi is the final name not only in the Manor WEC team for 2016, but for the full season driver line-up for the Championship.

Roberto-MerhiMerhi arrives with a wealth of experience in Formula 3, DTM and World Series by Renault before moving onto F1 in 2015.

The 25 year old Spaniard has previously raced and achieved podiums with Manor in Formula 3 in 2009.

John Booth, Team Principal: “It has been a very exciting week with the debut of our ORECA 05 LMP2 and also completing our driver line up. It is great to welcome Roberto back to Manor.

“Roberto is a talented driver with plenty of speed and experience. I know that he will fit in straight away having worked with many of the team before and also been a team mate to Will Stevens last year.”

Roberto Merhi: “I’m really excited to be part of this new exciting chapter with Manor. It is a great opportunity to work with Graeme, John and the team again.

This is my first time at endurance racing, LMP2 is a very strong championship and I am looking forward to getting into the ORECA 05 LMP2 and seeing what we can all achieve together.”

DSC believes that Merhi will complete the line-up in the #45 car for the 8 x 6 Hour races, this car not listed for the Le Mans 24 Hours.