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Hirschi Joins Manor LMP2 Effort

Jonathan Hirschi joins new-look Manor LMP2 program…

Photo: Manor

Photo: Manor

Jonathan Hirshi has joined the newly renamed CEFC Manor TRS Racing team for the FIA World Endurance Championship season, the team confirmed on Thursday.

The 31-year-old Swiss driver, who has four prior starts in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will embark on a full season of the globe-trotting championship for the first time.

“After three seasons in ELMS I am really happy to be taking part in WEC and to return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” Hirschi said.

“A big thank you to Graeme Lowdon and John Booth to trust in me this season and I will do my best to achieve my goals.”

Hirschi joins the previously announced Roberto Gonzalez, Tor Graves and Simon Trummer in the two-car Oreca 07 Gibson lineup, with driver pairings still yet to be confirmed.

“We are very happy that Jonathan is joining the team for WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” said President and Sporting Director Graeme Lowdon.

“He has a lot of experience in endurance racing including multiple visits to Le Mans so it is great to add him to our driver lineup.

“We have had a busy few weeks preparing for the new season but we are looking forward to the year ahead, it seems like a long time since our last race so we really can’t wait to get going again.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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