Lynn to make sportscar de­but with Manor

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Alex Lynn will make his sportscar rac­ing de­but at the Fuji round of the World En­durance Cham­pi­onship with LMP2 out­fit Manor later this month.

Wil­liams devel­op­ment driver and GP2 racer Lynn will drive the Bri­tish squad’s sec­ond ORECANis­san 05 – not raced since July’s Nur­bur­gring round – in Ja­pan on October 16, pair­ing up with Tor Graves and one-time grand prix driver Shinji Nakano.

Lynn pre­vi­ously tested Toy­ota’s 2015 LMP1 chal­lenger, the TS040 HY­BRID, at the WEC rookie test in Bahrain last year, but his Ja­pan out­ing will mark the first time he has raced a sportscar.

The Bri­ton will also con­test the fi­nal two events of the WEC sea­son in Shang­hai and Bahrain with Manor in Novem­ber, again shar­ing with Graves. The team has not yet an­nounced its third driver for the two fi­nal events.

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