Merhi rejoins Manor for Bahrain WEC finale

Roberto Merhi will rejoin the Manor LMP2 team for the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season at Bahrain next weekend.

Having missed the previous round of the series at Shanghai, Merhi returns to action alongside Julien Canal and Roberto Gonzalez in the #45 Manor Oreca 05-Nissan for the finale.

Gonzalez had shared the car with Mathias Beche and Tor Graves in Shanghai, but a spin by Beche effectively ended their race at the very first corner after the Swiss driver was hit by Richie Stanaway's Aston Martin.

Bahrain will mark Canal's first WEC appearance since 2015, when the Frenchman won the LMP2 class title for the G-Drive-backed OAK Racing squad together with Sam Bird and Roman Rusinov.

The sister #44 Manor machine will continue with the same line-up as in Shanghai, with Richard Bradley, Matt Rao and Alex Lynn sharing the car.

Lynn had secured pole position at the Chinese track, but a lengthy pitstop to repair a broken trackrod relegated the trio to ninth place in class at the finish.

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Series WEC
Event Bahrain
Track Bahrain International Circuit
Drivers Roberto Merhi
Teams Manor
Article type Breaking news