Next month’s inaugural Six Hours of Mexico presented by AT&T is set to see an influx of local talent, with former open-wheel ace Picho Toledano having been signed with Manor WEC for the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship season.
The 30-year-old Mexican will join Tor Graves and a third, yet-to-be-announced driver at the wheel of the team’s No. 44 Oreca 05 Nissan.
Toledano took part in a pre-event press conference on Wednesday, featuring Luis Diaz and event promoter/RGR Racing owner/driver Ricardo Gonzalez, for the Sept. 1-3 race at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
He is the fourth Mexican driver confirmed for the race so far, joining brothers Ricardo and Roberto Gonzlaez and Diaz, with the final seat in the Manor entry also poised to feature another homegrown talent.
The No. 44 Manor entry featured Antonio Pizzonia and Matt Howson alongside Graves in last month’s round at the Nürburgring, although in what was expected to be one-off drives at the time.