Friday 5th February 2016, 15:00
Tor Graves re‐joins Manor to compete in the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.
Manor is pleased to announce that Tor Graves will re‐join the team to contest the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship. The 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship Runner Up (LMP2) drove for Manor in 1998, 2003 and also during the Team’s successful 1999 British Formula 3 campaign.
Tor, who was born in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, has raced for over 20 years competing in Formula Renault, Formula 3 and more latterly in sportscars, competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Tor has also raced twice in the 24 hours of Le Mans.
The team has signed a two‐year contract with Tor which will see him racing in the 2016 and 2017 WEC seasons.
Tor’s return to the team sees the reappearance of the partnership between him and Manor executives John Booth and Marc Hynes. Marc was Tor’s team mate in the 1999 British Formula 3 Championship.
John Booth, Team Principal, Manor
“We are delighted to welcome Tor back to the team in the role of Race Driver for the upcoming seasons. We have worked with Tor a number of times and know that he has both the speed and the experience that we need as a team entering a championship that is new to us.
“Tor has raced in a number of championships and he understands the WEC very well, competing in it for over two seasons.
“I know that Tor will fit in with the rest of the team very quickly, he is an extremely affable character and is very professional in his approach to racing, something that he has a real love for. I am really looking forward to going racing with him again.”
Tor Graves, Race Driver
“It’s really great to be back at Manor again. I have such good memories of racing with John in the past and now I am really keen to be writing a new chapter for the team as we enter the FIA World Endurance Championship.
“I am very fortunate to have worked with John and Marc before so I am already very much at ease within the team.
“Pre‐season testing starts next month, so my focus now is to continue to prepare for that and I can’t wait to drive the car for the first time.”
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