Rebellion Racing confirmed Thursday that it will run Oreca 07s next year, having ordered two of the new 2017-spec LMP2 cars for its to-be-determined program.
The Anglo-Swiss squad announced last month its departure from the LMP1 Privateer category at the end of the year, to be replaced by a LMP2 effort, either in the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, or a combination of two.
It marks a continued partnership with the French constructor, which built the team’s Rebellion R-One LMP1 cars that debuted in 2014.
“The 2017 LMP2 races are going to be ultra competitive and that makes choosing the right chassis partner very important,” said team manager Bart Hayden.
“With the R-Ones, we have appreciated the skill of the ORECA designers and we have witnessed the success of their 05 LMP2 chassis, so it was almost a logical choice for us to continue our association together.
“We are excited by this new challenge and are looking forward to getting our hands on the first of our new cars.”
ORECA President Hugues de Chaunac added: “After the success and the great challenge with the R-One, it was logical and natural to continue the excellent relationship of work built up over the past years.
“The arrival of the team in LMP2 is very good news for the category.”
Details on the team’s 2017 program is likely to be announced in the coming weeks.