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.»
At the end of a strong race, Team No. 3 REBELLION Racing finishes third overall and first Team non-Hybrid. The REBELLION R-13 No. 1 finishes fourth overall.
At the end of the three qualifying sessions, the REBELLION R-13 cars #1 and #3 will start the 24 Hours of Le Mans in third and fifth positions on the starting grid.
After a good preparation, the REBELLION Racing Team is going to start the crazy Le Mans week!
For this first meeting of the FIA WEC Super Season, REBELLION Racing performed for its return to the LMP1 category. Both R-13 cars dominated the LMP1 thermal classification from the free practice to the 6 hours of racing, Toyota hybrids remain unreachable with the current EOT.