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Rebellion Signs Hirsch as Reserve Driver

Gary Hirsch signs for Rebellion Racing as test and reserve driver…

Photo: John Brooks/Greaves Motorsport

Rebellion Racing has signed 2015 European Le Mans Series champion Gary Hirsch as its FIA World Endurance Championship reserve and development driver.

The ex-Formula Renault and GT3 driver, who makes his return to racing for the first time since 2016, joins the Swiss squad’s existing lineup drivers.

While having been part of Greaves Motorsport’s ELMS-winning lineup, Hirsch most recently took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Beechdean Racing Aston Martin Vantage GTE.

“This return to my roots in LMP program consolidates my long term engagement to endurance racing,” said Hirsch.

“I greatly look forward to sharing my experiences and knowledge, both inside as well as outside the car and contribute together with the team in Rebellion’s outmost success.”

Rebellion CEO Calim Bouhadra added: “We are very proud to welcome a Swiss driver with such qualities within Rebellion Racing.

“I wish him the best and a lot of success with us. He is welcome in our Swiss endurance family.”

Rebellion’s lineup sees the debut of Nathanael Berthon in this week’s 1000 Miles of Sebring, alongside Thomas Laurent and Gustavo Menezes in the No. 3 Rebellion R13 Gibson.

Mathias Beche, meanwhile, subs for Andre Lotterer in the team’s No. 1 entry with Neel Jani and Bruno Senna.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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