CEFC Manor TRS Racing is ready with their first three drivers in their 2017 line-up.
Tor Graves, Roberto Gonzalez and Simon Trummer will be the full season drivers for the team for 2017. That is at least what the team announces now.
Throughout 2016 they had a lot of driver rotation, and we hardly saw two weekends in a row with the same driver line-up in both cars.
Tor Graves was a part of the team in 2016. The 44 year old Thai driver has driven many different races and race cars throughout the years. He had a small break from sportscar racing, but in 2016 he was back behind the wheel for most of the season. He had a few nasty experiences in the car, when he suffered brake failures due to a quality issue from the supplier. That meant that he came to a corner and suddenly didn’t have any brakes at all. Thankfully nothing but mechanical damage was the result. So far the team has announced that he will do a full 2017 season.
Roberto Gonzalez drove the last three races of FIA WEC in 2016. He had 1 race with Greaves Motorsport at his home race in Mexico, before he drove the last two races of the year for Manor Racing. Roberto is brother of Ricardo Gonzales, who is the founder of RGR Sport in FIA WEC last season.
Simon Trummer is a brand new arrival at Manor Racing. After two season at ByKOLLES in LMP1, he has chosen to sign for the Manor Racing team. He has driven many different single-seaters with GP3, GP2 and Formula Renault 2,0 among those. The 27 year-old Swiss racing driver still hasn’t had his big international breakthrough, and his most recent big victory is quite a few years back now. That is also because he has often been with teams who weren’t exactly frontrunners. Now he will be in the same equipment as many other teams, so it will be interesting to follow him through the 2017 season.