The 6 Hours of Austin living the return of Roberto Merhi


The vibrant 6 Hours of Mexico have been the starting point of weeks of intense for the drivers and teams of the WEC. Almost without respite, the World of Resistance changes the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the magnificent Circuit of the Americas to to contest the 6 Hours of Austin. An appointment that, according to the list of registered provisional introduces some changes in your grill in relation to the appointment of mexico. The main one is that Roberto Merhi returns to the Manor #44 next to Rao and Bradley, although the british team once again put in liza a single LMP2.

In the top category of the WEC, there are three unknowns. The first is the identity of the third pilot of the LMP1 private ByKolles Racing, as in the entry list appears to be defined. However, everything indicates that Pierre Kaffer will continue to hold this position as it did in Mexico. For its part, the participation of Anthony Davison in the Toyota TS050 Hybrid #5 and Benoît Tréluyer in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro #7, the whole time that none of the two drivers passed the medical examinations of the 6 Hours of Mexico for their injuries and ailments.


LMP2 has great protagonists, starting no doubt
for the team Manor. The team returns to have a single Oreca 05-Nissan
the one that will be Roberto Merhi
and some sources suggest that the team waiver to compete with
the second prototype by problems with Brembo, a firm that provides the
braking systems to good teams in LMP2 and has had
recurrent breakdowns in your products. In addition, fans american
shall give special attention to the Ligier JS P2-Nissan #31 Extreme Speed,
as will an alignment 100% local formed by Sharp, Brown and
Van Overbeek

finally, between the GT there are some small
. In a strategic move by Aston Martin Racing in
GTE-Pro, Fernando Rees climbs to the Vantage #97 in place of Richie
, in what is the first participation of a brazilian from the
24 Hours of Le Mans. For his part, in GTE-Am Ricky Taylor repeats by
the second consecutive race with the Corvette of Larbre Competition,
while Kevin Estre replaces Patrick Long in the Porsche 911 RSR
Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing, teaming with Al-Qubaisi and Heinemeier