Manor steps up to LMP1 in WEC

Auto Express - - Sport -

BRI­TISH team Manor Rac­ing is step­ping up to the top class of the World En­durance Cham­pi­onship (WEC) for its 2018-19 ‘su­per sea­son’, run­ning a sin­gle Ginetta LMP1 car in con­junc­tion with Chi­nese squad TRS.

Manor joins an as-yet-un­named team in choos­ing the Ginetta for next year’s WEC, along with ex­pected en­tries from the Ger­man Bykolles and Rus­sian SMP Rac­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions. Driv­ers and an en­gine part­ner for the Manor ef­fort will be an­nounced in due course, while the squad will also con­tinue run­ning in LMP2.

Toy­ota could also con­tinue com­pet­ing in LMP1 in 2018-19. How­ever, the Ja­panese man­u­fac­turer has yet to con­firm its re­turn, de­spite strong hints from ex­ec­u­tives at last month’s Tokyo Mo­tor Show that it would.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.