- Dominik Kraihamer is confirmed as a team driver for 2014.
- Eat the Ball® is a new team partner of the Swiss racing team.
Last weekend, REBELLION Racing signed two important deals. Austrian sports car ace Dominik Kraihamer joins the team’s line up of drivers for the forthcoming season. REBELLION Racing, twice winners of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Trophy for Private LMP1 Teams had previously announced Nick Heidfeld, Nicolas Prost and Mathias Beche as team drivers for 2014, with the addition of Dominik “Dodo” Kraihamer, the team’s plans for the season are gathering pace. The young Austrian driver will be campaigning the full 2014 season in the WEC, and thus also in the 24 Hours of Le Mans pushing the brand new Rebellion R-One LMP1 cars for top positions.
The REBELLION Racing team has also taken an important decision for a continued successful future: Eat the Ball – the highly innovative manufacturer of 100% natural bread in unique shapes – joins the team next to Michelin and Rebellion Timepieces as a new team partner for the upcoming season.
Dominik Kraihamer : "I'm really happy getting a drive at Rebellion Racing – that’s brilliant. For me, this is exactly the right move. Following a tough year in 2013, this is a great opportunity to show that I am ready for consistent and fast lap times in the top LMP1 prototype class. It is also an honour for me that REBELLION Racing Team Principal Alexandre Pesci and Team Manager Bart Hayden trust in my abilities. They have taken in to their team many talented racers, who have had and developed great careers."
Bart Hayden, REBELLION Racing Team Manager : " We have followed very closely Dominik’s career over the past years. He is a great racer and has shown his talent by performing record laps at Le Mans as well as by driving consistently high speed stints during WEC races. After several apprentice years in endurance racing, he is now ready for the next step at the absolute top level. I am sure that he will deliver a great job in our P1 car ! Furthermore, I am very pleased that we have found a new partner for REBELLION Racing: Eat the Ball represents innovation, precision and reliability, but also coolness and youthfulness. Putting that all together, this should be the perfect combination for a successful race season in 2014."
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.