- 1-2 LMP1 Privateer win at 6 Hours of Silverstone
- P4 and P5 overall finish for Rebellion R-Ones #13 and #12
- Fourth consecutive win over the 2015 and 2016 seasons
- Only LMP1 team to have their two cars take the chequered flag
- REBELLION Racing takes an early lead in Team’s championship
REBELLION Racing started the 2016 FIA WEC with the best result possible at the season opening round, the 6 Hours of Silverstone.
Alexandre Imperatori, Dominik Kraihamer and Mathéo Tuscher won the race in the LMP1 Privateer with the #13 Rebellion R-One AER, on top of a fourth place overall finish behind the Audi, Porsche and Toyota factory cars.
The REBELLION Racing car #12 driven by Nick Heidfeld, Nicolas Prost and Nelson Piquet Jr completed the 1-2 win for the Swiss team, finishing fifth overall.
Both cars showed good reliability, a deserved reward for the team’s and their technical partners’ hard work over the winter.
This encouraging result provides confidence for the coming races and the team will continue to introduce additional updates for the next race in Spa and for Le Mans 24 Hours.
The new partnership with Dunlop earned its first laurels, helping to build a stronger cooperation and deeper involment together.
Bart Hayden REBELLION Racing team manager : « We gave ourselves a bit of a challenge after we found both cars at the back of the grid after qualifying, but within 10 laps we were up with the rest of the P1 cars and from there we had a strong and reliable run to the chequered flag with both cars. Our preparations for 2016 started the day after the last race in Bahrain in 2015 when we stayed there for a week of testing. The team has worked hard over the winter in the areas that we wanted to improve, so it is very pleasing to see a reward for that today. It’s great that in our first race with Dunlop with the P1 cars we got them both on to the top steps of the podium. We have more to come and are looking forward to the next events.
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.
REBELLION Racing is going to start the first race of the Super Super at Spa-Francorchamps circuit with two R-13 cars entered in LMP1 category.
The first meeting of the Super Season took place on April 6th and 7th at the Paul Ricard circuit for the World Endurance Championship Prologue.
REBELLION Racing continues its implication in Endurance by a LMP2 car in the European Le Mans Series. The ORECA 07 will be composed of an ambitious crew with Thomas Laurent at the wheel.