Manor continues to be a pillar of its revamped project in the WEC. Under the new name of CEFC Manor TRS Racing, the structure directed by Graeme Lowdon and John Booth has confirmed its fourth pilot ahead of the season 2017 of the Endurance World. The continuity of Roberto Gonzalez and Tor Graves and the entrance of Simon Trummer, now you sum the arrival of Jonathan Hirshi team. The swiss rider of 31 years, he has contested the 24 Hours of Le Mans on four occasions and has previous experience in LMP2, although without doubt you will have to adapt to the new demands of the Oreca 07-Gibson.
Jonathan Hirschi is a pilot multi-disciplinary that has
competed on a recurring basis at rallies, in vehicles, GT3 and prototypes
within the European Le Mans Series and its equivalent in asia. The experience
without a doubt, one of your best qualities and more after having played 24
Hours of Le Mans in its editions of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. However, will be
the first time to compete full-time in the World of Resistance and
will with a team Manor that still has to announce at least two other
pilots, as Tor Graves also played the WEC full-time.
Be that as it may, Jonathan Hirschi it has been shown excited
with your new adventure: “After three seasons in the ELMS, I am very
glad to take part in the WEC and return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I have
to thank Graeme Lowdon and John Booth for trusting me in the face
this season and will do everything possible to achieve my goals”. For your
part, Graeme Lowdon stated: “We are very happy to count with
Jonathan and the team to compete in the WEC and at the 24 Hours of Le
Mans. Has a lot of experience in resistance, so it is great to add it to
our lineup of drivers“.