Roberto Merhi will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship next month with the CEFC Manor TRS Racing team at the N?rburgring, deputising for Jean-Eric Vergne.

Merhi raced for Manor in F1 through 2015 before moving with team bosses Graeme Lowdon and John Booth into the WEC for their new LMP2 project.

Merhi entered seven WEC rounds in 2016, recording a best class finish of third at Spa, but has only made a single racing appearance through 2017 so far, entering the Formula 2 round in Spain.

Vergne will skip the WEC round at the N?rburgring in order to race for Techeetah in Formula E's New York event, freeing up a seat for Merhi in the #24 Oreca 07 Gibson alongside Jonathan Hirschi and Tor Graves.

 

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