After today's qualifying session for the 2015 FIA WEC 6 Hours of Nurburgring race, Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost secured their second Pole position of the season in the LMP1 Privateer class with the #12 Rebellion R-One AER. They achieved an average lap time of 1:42.513 and a fastest lap of 1:41.759. The Rebellion R-One AER #12 car will start sunday's race from the fourth row, seventh on the grid.
The sister Rebellion R-One AER #13 car driven by Daniel Abt and Dominik Kraihamer achieved an average lap time of 1:42.985 and a best lap of 1:42.569 and will complete the fourth row of the starting grid.
The 6 Hours of Nurburgring race will start on Sunday 30th August at 13h00 local time.
Nick Heidfeld - Rebellion R-One AER #12 : « We have been getting quicker all through the weekend. I managed to keep the tyres hot and that helped me to achieve my fast lap. We made some changes on the car since free practice 3 and they had a positive impact on the performance. »
Nicolas Prost - Rebellion R-One AER #12 : « I had some traffic during my flying laps and I didn’t have a clear lap, but we are on Pole and that’s the most important thing. We are making progress. The gap to the factory cars is still pretty big but I think we are not doing a bad job. »
Bart Hayden – Rebellion Racing Team Manager : « We faced some technical issues during the free practice sessions, but the team did a great job by improving the pace of the cars after each session and we did the job in qualifying. Nick’s fastest lap is impressive and reward for the work done on the cars. We are set up for the race and it should be exciting because our cars are well matched. We would like to get another 1 – 2 in the LMP1 Privateer after what we achieved at Le Mans.»
The Oreca 07 #31 wins the seventh race of the FIA WEC season in very tricky conditions. The #13 car was forced to abandon the race after a contact with another LMP2.
Vaillante REBELLION #13 and #31 will start the 6 Hours of Fuji at the top of the LMP2 starting grid.
After two races in America, both Vaillante REBELLION crews expect to confirm their good dynamics for their arrival in Asia with a first round in Japan.
No third victory at Petit Le Mans for REBELLION Racing, forced to abandon the race following a shock with another car and a runway exit of the Oreca 07 #13 in the sixth hour.