Trummer makes LMP2 switch with Manor move

Simon Trummer will race for Manor in LMP2 during the 2017 season - Credit: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service

Swiss racer Simon Trummer has left the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship to link up with the recently re-branded CEFC Manor TRS Racing’s LMP2 squad for 2017.

Trummer, a former single seater star in both the GP2 and GP3 Series, has raced for ByKolles Racing for the past two seasons, but now joins Manor’s line-up for the 2017 season, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“I am very grateful to John Booth and Graeme Lowdon for their belief in me,” said Trummer. “This year a new era begins in LMP2 with new powerful cars that will be significantly quicker and therefore more challenging. To go for podiums in this competitive class is our target. I hope we can put CEFC Manor TRS Racing to the top.

“This team was one of the best in Formula 3 and with a comparably low budget they have also earned a lot of respect in Formula 1. They are real racers.”

Team President and Sporting Director Graeme Lowdon has welcomed Trummer to the team, and believes he is a great fit for Manor as they continue to evolve as a force in LMP2.

“We are very happy to welcome Simon to the team,” said Lowdon. “We have followed Simon’s career through GP3, GP2 and then more recently in LMP1. He has a wealth of experience in motorsport including two 24 hours of Le Mans so he is a great fit to our growing driver line up.

“Simon has a very good understanding of WEC so it is great to be working with him. We are looking forward to working together this year and hopefully enjoying some success along the way.”