¡What has made it! Roberto Merhi will participate in the 84th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans after getting made a gap in the alignment of Manor. Although in a first moment, the Spanish had no room to compete in The Sarthe to form part of the ‘line up’ of the Oreca 05 that had no place in the race, finally the formation has managed to find a solution to be able to have on the legendary test pilot to date has shown better pace at the wheel of his LMP2. Merhi will replace Will Stevens in the Manor, forming a team with Tor Graves and Matt Rao.
This solution has been possible thanks to a move to three bands. This morning it was confirmed that Nathanaël Berthon and G-Drive Racing broke its association in the face the 24 Hours of Le Mans, thus leaving a bacante on the computer. A movement that has not been casual, and that lies in the final move that will lead to Will Stevens to compete with G-Drive teaming with René Rast and Roman Rusinov. This new association has a scattered and for the rest of the quotes from the WEC to return everything to normal with Will Stevens back at the Manor, and Roberto Merhi in the second LMP2.
Roberto Merhi will have the opportunity to share work Serious and Rao during the official test that will take place this weekend, in the same way that Will Stevens be able to adapt to his new ‘office’ work. With this movement, Merhi will have a perfect preparation to face their first participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In this regard, Merhi explained: “I Am very excited to be able to participate in this great race that has so much history. I really want to be able to run with Matt Rao and Tor Graves to see what we can achieve together”.