Connect with us

FIA WEC

Rebellion Confirms Return to LMP1 Privateer in 2016

Rebellion Racing confirms return to FIA WEC in 2016…

Photo: Rebellion Racing

Photo: Rebellion Racing

Rebellion Racing will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship with its pair of upgraded Rebellion R-One AERs, the Anglo-Swiss squad confirmed Wednesday.

The Bart Hayden-led team will field the ORECA-designed cars for a third consecutive season, with an unchanged driver lineup of Nick Heidfeld, Nicolas Prost, Mathias Beche, Dominik Kraihamer, Alexandre Imperatori and Mathéo Tuscher.

GP3 driver Tuscher took part in the final two rounds of 2015, replacing Daniel Abt.

“We have submitted entries for two cars for the full FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans,” Hayden said.

“We will continue to use the AER P60 engine; last season it was a new installation in the Rebellion R-One chassis and whilst we achieved our target of taking the titles, there was still a lot of room for improvement on the reliability of the package.

“Together with AER we have been working hard on addressing the issues that came up in 2015 and we will make the necessary steps forward.

“We have a testing program scheduled already and, unlike last year where we missed the opening rounds of the season, this year we will be ready from the beginning and we will be at the WEC Prologue at Paul Ricard HTTT in March.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

5 Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

More in FIA WEC