Manor LMP2 team has confirmed that its composition in 2017 will be the ex-pilot Toro Rosso Jean-Eric Vergne.
The Frenchman will combine performances in the WEC championship with FE, in which he defends the colors Techeetah.
26-year-old Vergne hoping to perform at all stages of season 2017 WEC, including the legendary race “24 hours Le-Mana”.
“I am happy to join the CEFC Manor TRS Racing in the WEC, said Jean-Eric. – Lately, I’ve often thought about endurance racing, and especially “24 hours of Le Mans.”
I look forward to the moment when you sit behind the wheel of a sports car and will motivate the team to achieve joint outcomes”.
So happy to be joining @ManorWEC for the 2017 @FIAWEC season! The car looks amazing 👍🏼 #JEV25 pic.twitter.com/5xeTK6nZPk
— Jean-Eric Vergne (@JeanEricVergne) 17 Mar 2017
The President and the sporting Director of the CEFC Manor TRS Racing Graham Loudon added: “We are delighted to welcome to the team Jean-Eric.
This is a very talented pilot, which we watched, when competed with him in F1. I hope that together we will have a successful season.”
In addition to Verne in 2017 LMP2 Manor will also provide tor graves, Roberto Gonzalez, Simon Trummer and Jonathan hirschi. Thus, in the Manor there is only one vacant seat for the upcoming season.
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