Merhi gets Manor WEC return at the Nurburgring
Ex-Formula 1 driver Roberto Merhi will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship next month at the Nurburgring to replace Jean-Eric Vergne in the Manor LMP2 team.
Merhi replaces Vergne, who is competing in the clashing New York Formula E event for Teechetah, in Manor's #24 Oreca 07-Gibson alongside Tor Graves and Jonathan Hirschi.
It will be Merhi's first WEC appearance since last year's Bahrain season-closer, the Spaniard having competed with Manor in all bar two races of the 2016 campaign.
Merhi has spent the 2017 campaign largely on the sidelines so far, having only made a one-off F2 appearance at Barcelona for the Campos Racing squad and finishing outside the points in both races.
He was replaced by Roberto Visoiu for the following Monaco round.
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