After today's qualifying session for the 2015 FIA WEC 6 Hours of Nurburgring race, Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost secured their second Pole position of the season in the LMP1 Privateer class with the #12 Rebellion R-One AER. They achieved an average lap time of 1:42.513 and a fastest lap of 1:41.759. The Rebellion R-One AER #12 car will start sunday's race from the fourth row, seventh on the grid.
The sister Rebellion R-One AER #13 car driven by Daniel Abt and Dominik Kraihamer achieved an average lap time of 1:42.985 and a best lap of 1:42.569 and will complete the fourth row of the starting grid.
The 6 Hours of Nurburgring race will start on Sunday 30th August at 13h00 local time.
Nick Heidfeld - Rebellion R-One AER #12 : « We have been getting quicker all through the weekend. I managed to keep the tyres hot and that helped me to achieve my fast lap. We made some changes on the car since free practice 3 and they had a positive impact on the performance. »
Nicolas Prost - Rebellion R-One AER #12 : « I had some traffic during my flying laps and I didn’t have a clear lap, but we are on Pole and that’s the most important thing. We are making progress. The gap to the factory cars is still pretty big but I think we are not doing a bad job. »
Bart Hayden – Rebellion Racing Team Manager : « We faced some technical issues during the free practice sessions, but the team did a great job by improving the pace of the cars after each session and we did the job in qualifying. Nick’s fastest lap is impressive and reward for the work done on the cars. We are set up for the race and it should be exciting because our cars are well matched. We would like to get another 1 – 2 in the LMP1 Privateer after what we achieved at Le Mans.»
REBELLION Racing dreamt of reaching the podium in LMP1 at the 24H of Le Mans, Michel Vaillant was facing a Porsche in the latest "RÉBELLION" album :
Vaillante REBELLION got to the general podium alongside a Porsche LMP1 for these 85th 24 Hours of Le Mans!
It was at midnight that the third and last qualifying session for the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans came to an end, solidifying the starting grid for Saturday’s race. Bruno Senna and Mathias Beche, respectively at the wheels #31 and #13, recorded the best qualifying times in this final session.
The most anticipated week for all motor sports fans has finally started! The 24 Hours of Le Mans have been taking place every year at the heart of Sarthe, on the legendary Circuit des 24 Heures since 1923.