REBELLION Racing secured their sixth LMP1 Privateer Pole Position of the season for tomorrow's 6 Hours of Fuji race, the seventh round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.
Dominik Kraihamer and Alexandre Imperatori in the Rebellion R-One AER #13 qualified first of the LMP1 Privateers in front of the #4 ByKolles car.
Dominik Kraihamer and Alexandre Imperatori achieved an average lap time of 1'28.837 and a fastest lap of 1:27.986.
In so doing, the #13 Rebellion R-One AER will start tomorrow's race from the fourth row on the grid.
Alexandre Imperatori - Rebellion R-One AER #13 : «Half way into the session, it looked like we would have to push to get the pole. At the end it turned out our way, I had a pretty good lap and we had enough to stay in front of ByKolles. The race will be another challenge and I hope we will have a clean race tomorrow. »
Dominik Kraihamer - Rebellion R-One AER #13 : «We are ahead of the ByKolles car, it’s positive to be in pole again. We lost tyre temperature whilst I was waiting for the session to start so I couldn’t quite get the pace that we expected. Now we will focus on our preparation for the race.»
Bart Hayden - REBELLION Racing Team Manager : « We are pleased with today's qualifying session result, our starting position on the grid is where we expected to be. We hope for a trouble free race tomorrow as we target to win our fifth straight FIA WEC Endurance Trophy for LMP1 Teams.»
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.