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.»
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.