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Pizzonia Replaces Stevens at Manor for 6H Nürburgring

Antonio Pizzonia to replace Will Stevens at Manor for 6H Nürburgring…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Antonio Pizzonia is set for his return to the FIA World Endurance Championship, replacing Will Stevens in the No. 44 Manor Oreca 05 Nissan for next weekend’s Six Hours of Nürburgring.

The ex-Formula One driver, who made selected LMP2 starts with Delta-ADR in 2013, is listed to join James Jakes and Tor Graves for the fourth round of the season.

Manor has yet to officially comment on the change and whether Stevens will return to the British team later this season.

Stevens was loaned out to G-Drive Racing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but the seat in the team’s No. 26 Oreca Nissan has been filled by Alex Brundle for the remainder of the season.

Other changes for the German round include the return of Mathias Beche to the No. 12 Rebellion R-One AER, after Nelson Piquet Jr.’s three-race program with the team.

In GTE-Am, Paolo Ruberti is listed to drive the No. 50 Larbre Competition Corvette C7.R, after missing Le Mans due to a fractured vertebra sustained in a testing accident.

As previously announced, Lewis Williamson will make his LMP2 debut in Strakka Racing’s Gibson 015S Nissan, while Harry Tincknell has been retained by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing for the rest of the season.

Aston Martin Racing, meanwhile, will scale back to two drivers in both its GTE-Pro entries, with Darren Turner moving to the No. 97 car with Richie Stanaway and both Fernando Rees and Jonny Adam taking a back seat.

The Six Hours of Nürburgring is set for July 22-24.

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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