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.»
After ending the 2017 season with the title of LMP2 World Champion, the REBELLION Racing team will return to the top category of the World Endurance Championship next season, just one year after leaving it.
Vaillante REBELLION finished the last race of the 2017 FIA WEC season with both cars on the podium and the 2017 FIA World Endurance Champion title in the LMP2 category with their #31 Oreca-Gibson 07 car.
The last race of the FIA WEC season is coming soon with a long awaited title of World Champion at the end of this last 6 hours of race.
The Oreca 07 #31 Vaillante REBELLION wins its second consecutive race becoming leader of the LMP2 Championship before going on to Bahrain for the last round of the 2017 FIA WEC season. Vaillante REBELLION #13 finishes in third position.