REBELLION Racing secured their sixth LMP1 Privateer Pole Position of the season for tomorrow's 6 Hours of Fuji race, the seventh round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.
Dominik Kraihamer and Alexandre Imperatori in the Rebellion R-One AER #13 qualified first of the LMP1 Privateers in front of the #4 ByKolles car.
Dominik Kraihamer and Alexandre Imperatori achieved an average lap time of 1'28.837 and a fastest lap of 1:27.986.
In so doing, the #13 Rebellion R-One AER will start tomorrow's race from the fourth row on the grid.
Alexandre Imperatori - Rebellion R-One AER #13 : «Half way into the session, it looked like we would have to push to get the pole. At the end it turned out our way, I had a pretty good lap and we had enough to stay in front of ByKolles. The race will be another challenge and I hope we will have a clean race tomorrow. »
Dominik Kraihamer - Rebellion R-One AER #13 : «We are ahead of the ByKolles car, it’s positive to be in pole again. We lost tyre temperature whilst I was waiting for the session to start so I couldn’t quite get the pace that we expected. Now we will focus on our preparation for the race.»
Bart Hayden - REBELLION Racing Team Manager : « We are pleased with today's qualifying session result, our starting position on the grid is where we expected to be. We hope for a trouble free race tomorrow as we target to win our fifth straight FIA WEC Endurance Trophy for LMP1 Teams.»
24 hours after celebrating the incredible podium finish of the Vaillante REBELLION racing team at the 85th edition of the 24 hours of Le Mans, the college of commissioners of the World Endurance Championship and the "Automobile Club de l’Ouest" (ACO) have decided to disqualify the LMP2#13 from the race.
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.