- 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."
At the end of a strong race, Team No. 3 REBELLION Racing finishes third overall and first Team non-Hybrid. The REBELLION R-13 No. 1 finishes fourth overall.
At the end of the three qualifying sessions, the REBELLION R-13 cars #1 and #3 will start the 24 Hours of Le Mans in third and fifth positions on the starting grid.
After a good preparation, the REBELLION Racing Team is going to start the crazy Le Mans week!
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.