Friday 5th May 2017, 11:00
CEFC Manor TRS Racing has strengthened its capabilities with the addition of German driver, Andreas Wirth, as an Official Test & Reserve Driver for the team.
A former winner of the Formula BMW USA championship, Andreas went on to become a race winner in Champ Car Atlantics before entering the Champ Car World Series for the last two races of 2006. This was followed with outings in the American Le Mans Series and a number of successful seasons racing in the ADAC GT Masters Series.
In 2016, Andreas moved to Prototype racing in the European Le Mans Series with SMP Racing in their LMP2 BR01 where he proved his speed and versatility, finishing the season in a very strong third place overall.
With the CEFC Manor TRS Racing’s 2017 driver line-up already fully announced for the FIA World Endurance Championship, Andreas will join the team and undertake various testing, development and reserve roles throughout the forthcoming season.
Graeme Lowdon, President and Sporting Director
“We are very happy that Andreas is joining the team. We know from experience that it is important to have strength in depth within the team and Andreas will be working with us in a number of areas.
This is the start of a longer-term relationship and we are already planning activities for future seasons.”
Andreas Wirth, Driver
“I can’t thank CEFC Manor TRS Racing enough for this opportunity. It means a lot to me that, after just one season racing in the ELMS, a team like Manor believes in me enough to give me this chance.
It’s truly an honour to be working with such a legendary team, and I can’t wait to get on track where I will certainly be taking every opportunity I can to learn from them and the strong driver line-up that they’ve put together. Since we have a long-term plan with the team, I will be doing all I can to make sure I’m up-to-speed and ready to fight hard with these guys.”