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Single-Car Rebellion Entry for 4H Silverstone

Five LMP1 entries expected for 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship opener…

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Rebellion Racing will field only a single car in next month’s FIA World Endurance Championship season-opener, with the entry list for the 4 Hours of Silverstone having been released on Wednesday.

The 30-car entry features only five LMP1 cars, following the withdrawal of SMP Racing from the 2019-20 season, as well as Rebellion’s reduced effort, as predicted by Sportscar365 last month. 

Drivers for the No. 1 Rebellion R13 Gibson have yet to be declared, although Sportscar365 understands that a host of drivers are due to test with the Swiss squad at the pre-season Prologue test in Barcelona next week.

It is expected to include 2018-19 season drivers Gustavo Menezes, Nathanael Berthon and Bruno Senna as well as Norman Nato and Felipe Nasr.

Team LNT’s pair of Ginetta G60-LT-P1 AERs, meanwhile, see only Charlie Robertson and Michael Simpson confirmed as drivers.

The team’s participation is subject to the homologation of the British-built LMP1 non-hybrid, which has still not occurred.

Jackie Chan DC Racing’s lineup, meanwhile, has been confirmed with Will Stevens joining Ho-Pin Tung and Gabriel Aubry in the Jota Sport-run Oreca 07 Gibson, while AF Corse has yet to confirm Davide Rigon’s co-driver in the No 71 Ferrari 488 GTE.

Miguel Molina is set to share testing duties with Rigon in Barcelona, with longtime AF Corse driver Sam Bird believed to be shifting his focus entirely to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship next season.

There are still a number of to-be-announced drivers in GTE-Am, although Porsche Young Professional Matteo Cairoli looks set to make the switch from Dempsey Proton Racing to Team Project 1, alongside David Heinemeier Hansson and defending class champion Egidio Perfetti.

Co-drivers for Paul Dalla Lana in the No. 98 Aston Martin Vantage GTE, meanwhile, have yet to be confirmed.

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

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