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Beche Joins Thiriet by TDS, New Rebellion Alliance Formed

Rebellion, TDS join forces, with Beche split between LMP1, LMP2…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Mathias Beche will rejoin Thiriet by TDS Racing for the 2016 European Le Mans Series season and 24 Hours of Le Mans, as part of a new alliance formed between Rebellion Racing and TDS.

The 29-year-old Swiss driver, who drove for the French team in 2011 and 2012, will look to match the achievements he did captured two years. He won the ELMS championship in 2012, and finished second at Le Mans that same year.

“I am very happy to return for my fourth season in the Rebellion Racing,” Beche said. “Alongside my WEC LMP1 program, I’ll be running in the ELMS with a team I know very well and in partnership with Rebellion Racing.

“I could go to Le Mans with a car capable of winning LMP2, which is very exciting. From a sporting perspective, I think LMP2 will be a highly contested category.

“It would be great to win the championship and win the 24 Hours of Le Mans and to wear the colors of Rebellion Racing and Thiriet by TDS Racing.”

Rebellion will need to fill Beche’s seat at Le Mans. Beche is set to still run the rest of the FIA World Endurance Championship season with Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost in Rebellion’s R-One AER.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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