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Merhi Rejoins Manor for 6H Bahrain

Roberto Merhi rejoins Manor for 6H Bahrain…

Photo: Manor F1 Team

Photo: Manor F1 Team

Roberto Merhi will rejoin Manor for this weekend’s FIA World Endurance Championship season-ending Six Hours of Bahrain, in the team’s No. 45 Oreca 05 Nissan.

The Spaniard, who missed his second WEC race of the season in Shanghai, will team up with Roberto Gonzalez and Julien Canal, who will make his return to a regular-season WEC race for the first time since winning the 2015 LMP2 title with G-Drive Racing.

In addition to Shanghai, Merhi had missed the Six Hours of Mexico round, a race that the British squad had scaled back to a single-entry due to brake issues that struck all Oreca entrants through the summer months.

Manor’s No. 44 entry, which claimed class pole in China, remains unchanged with Richard Bradley, Alex Lynn and Matt Rao at the wheel.

Romain Brandela, meanwhile, will remain in the Larbre Competition Corvette C7.R for Bahrain, following his debut with the team in Shanghai.

A total of 31 cars are set for season-ending round on Saturday.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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