Patrick Pilet steps in to replace Dwight Merriman at the last minute
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Patrick Pilet steps in to replace Dwight Merriman at the last minute

With Dwight Merriman out the race due to a back injury, Idec Sport bring Porsche driver Patrick Pilet in to save the day

The American driver Dwight Merriman is out of the race after sustaining a back injury when his car came off the track during yesterday’s second practice session. It’s not the end of the road for the #17 Oreca 07- Gibson though, as Idec Sport are drafting in an illustrious replacement. Porsche factory driver Patrick Pilet will step in to help the French team out for this weekend’s race at Le Mans. It will be the French driver’s first time in a prototype!