REBELLION Racing secured their fifth LMP1 Privateer Pole Position of the season for tomorrow's 6 Hours of Shanghai race, the seventh round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship.
Dominik Kraihamer and Alexandre Imperatori in the Rebellion R-One AER #13 qualified first of the LMP1 Privateer in front of the sister car #12 driven by Mathias Beche and Nicolas Prost.
Dominik Kraihamer and Alexandre Imperatori achieved an average lap time of 1:49.418 and a fastest lap of 1:49.156.
In so doing, the two Rebellion R-One AER cars will start tomorrow's race from the fourth row on the grid.
Dominik Kraihamer - Rebellion R-One AER #13 : « I am really happy with this LMP1 Privateer Pole Position especially because we are having a trouble free weekend for far, we wrap able to achieve our programme work. The team did a great job with the car. My flying lap could have been much better as I was blocked by a LMP2 car.»
Alexandre Imperatori - Rebellion R-One AER #13 : « Pleased with the way the Qualifying session went, and with no issues during free practices, it helped us to have a good car for qualifying. I hope it will continue this way tomorrow for the race because it will be the most important part of the weekend. »
Bart Hayden - REBELLION Racing Team Manager : « We are pleased with today's qualifying session result, our starting positions on the grid are we were expected to be in. A new engine was fitted into car #12 in between Free Practice 3 and and the Qualifying session, The crew did a great job to change the power unit in a short time and Mat and Nico didi it well as they had no running in Free Practice 3 and discovering a new setup on the car. We aim for a trouble free race tomorrow as we are in a position to win our fourth straight FIA WEC Endurance Trophy for LMP1 Teams.»
The Team will start the 6 Hours of COTA this weekend in Austin, Texas, two weeks after their victory in this World Endurance Championship season at the 6 Hours of Mexico.
First victory of the FIA WEC season for Vaillante REBELLION. The Oreca 07 #31 wins the 6 Hours of Mexico. The #13 ends up in fifth position after an amazing race.
The World Endurance Championship resumes this weekend in Mexico after more than a month and a half break.
Oreca 07s #31 and #13 crossed the finish line in second and fourth positions after 6 hours of fierce race on the German circuit.