- Dominik Kraihamer is confirmed as a team driver for 2014.
- Eat the Ball® is a new team partner of the Swiss racing team.
Last weekend, REBELLION Racing signed two important deals. Austrian sports car ace Dominik Kraihamer joins the team’s line up of drivers for the forthcoming season. REBELLION Racing, twice winners of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Trophy for Private LMP1 Teams had previously announced Nick Heidfeld, Nicolas Prost and Mathias Beche as team drivers for 2014, with the addition of Dominik “Dodo” Kraihamer, the team’s plans for the season are gathering pace. The young Austrian driver will be campaigning the full 2014 season in the WEC, and thus also in the 24 Hours of Le Mans pushing the brand new Rebellion R-One LMP1 cars for top positions.
The REBELLION Racing team has also taken an important decision for a continued successful future: Eat the Ball – the highly innovative manufacturer of 100% natural bread in unique shapes – joins the team next to Michelin and Rebellion Timepieces as a new team partner for the upcoming season.
Dominik Kraihamer : "I'm really happy getting a drive at Rebellion Racing – that’s brilliant. For me, this is exactly the right move. Following a tough year in 2013, this is a great opportunity to show that I am ready for consistent and fast lap times in the top LMP1 prototype class. It is also an honour for me that REBELLION Racing Team Principal Alexandre Pesci and Team Manager Bart Hayden trust in my abilities. They have taken in to their team many talented racers, who have had and developed great careers."
Bart Hayden, REBELLION Racing Team Manager : " We have followed very closely Dominik’s career over the past years. He is a great racer and has shown his talent by performing record laps at Le Mans as well as by driving consistently high speed stints during WEC races. After several apprentice years in endurance racing, he is now ready for the next step at the absolute top level. I am sure that he will deliver a great job in our P1 car ! Furthermore, I am very pleased that we have found a new partner for REBELLION Racing: Eat the Ball represents innovation, precision and reliability, but also coolness and youthfulness. Putting that all together, this should be the perfect combination for a successful race season in 2014."
Oreca 07s #31 and #13 crossed the finish line in second and fourth positions after 6 hours of fierce race on the German circuit.
At the end of the Qualifying Session, the two Oreca 07s finished in third and fourth position of the category LMP2.
This weekend will be the fourth and final race in Europe on the famous German circuit of Nürburgring before moving on to America and Asia for the rest of the World Endurance Championship.
Two weeks before the fourth race of the season in the FIA WEC, we are pleased to announce the arrival of Filipe Albuquerque and Pipo Derani within the team Vaillante REBELLION.