F3 convert Rao joins Manor WEC line-up

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F3 convert Rao joins Manor WEC line-up
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Mar 7, 2016, 9:01 AM

British racer Matt Rao will join the LMP2 class of the World Endurance Championship in 2016, having signed with the new Manor squad.

Matthew Rao, Fortec Motorsports, Dallara F312 Mercedes-Benz
Matthew Rao, Fortec Motorsports Dallara Mercedes-Benz
Matthew Rao, Fortec Motorsports, Dallara F312 Mercedes-Benz
Matthew Rao, Fortec Motorsports, Dallara F312 Mercedes-Benz

Rao, 21, was a British Formula Ford class champion back in 2012 and finished runner-up in British Formula 3's final year in 2014.

He raced in European F3 in 2015 with Fortec, but scored no points, posting a best finish of 14th.

At Manor, Rao joins fellow British single-seater converts Will Stevens and James Jakes, as well as endurance racing veteran Tor Graves.

Rao will be present alongside all three at WEC's Prologue test at Paul Ricard on March 25-26.

With the new LMP2 team expanding to two cars, it remains unclear who exactly will partner the Briton in in his debut WEC season.

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Series WEC
Drivers Matt Rao
Teams Manor Motorsport
Author Valentin Khorounzhiy
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