Roberto Merhi lands at Manor WEC for 2016

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As was the case with Will Stevens, Roberto Merhi has also found a home in his post-Manor F1 career with the Manor WEC team.

The Spaniard was confirmed Wednesday to complete the team’s six-driver lineup. The other five are Stevens, IndyCar veteran James Jakes, and sports car regulars Tor Graves, Richard Bradley and Matthew Rao.

“Roberto is a talented driver with plenty of speed and experience. I know that he will fit in straight away having worked with many of the team before and also been a team mate to Will Stevens last year,” team principal John Booth said.

Merhi added, “I’m really excited to be part of this new exciting chapter with Manor. It is a great opportunity to work with Graeme, John and the team again.

“This is my first time at endurance racing, LMP2 is a very strong championship and I am looking forward to getting into the ORECA 05 LMP2 and seeing what we can all achieve together.”

The likely driver breakout is Graves, Jakes and Stevens – the first three drivers – in the team’s No. 44 Oreca 05 Nissan with Bradley, Rao and Merhi slated for the No. 45 Oreca, which isn’t on the 24 Hours of Le Mans entry list as the car came together after the initial entry release.