This year is like no other as the partnership between Michel Vaillant and REBELLION Timepieces gave birth to two particularly unique cars, taken straight from the mind of Philippe Graton. The Vaillante REBELLION first appeared in the latest album « Rebellion » from the Michel Vaillant saga (published on June 2). The legendary cartoon character connected with reality more than ever during this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, alongside six REBELLION drivers. Notably, Nicolas Prost is driving in real life and also in fiction as one of the main protagonists in the comic alongside Michel Vaillant.
And it’s a remarkable week that Vaillante REBELLION and all its partners wish to present to all motorsport fans by launching a brand new outstanding service: a live onboard broadcast during the race and a strong presence in the exhibitors’ village.
At the end of the first and only four-hour practice, the ORECA 07s number 13 and 31 recorded very promising times. It was an interesting working session for the drivers and engineers which allowed them to fine-tune the cars before the three upcoming qualifying sessions.
#13: Mathias BECHE, David HEINEMEIER HANSSON, Nelson PIQUET JR
Position: P2 - 3:31.666
#31: Julien CANAL, Nicolas PROST, Bruno SENNA
Position: P3 - 3:31.749
Stay tuned this Wednesday 14 June for the first qualifying session, which is at 10 p.m.
Qualifying Session 2: Thursday, 15 June from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Qualifying Session 3: Thursday, 15 June from 10 p.m. to midnight
24 Hours of Le Mans : Saturday, 17 June at 3 p.m.
1 : #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing
2 : #26 G-Drive Racing
3 : #31 (Prost / Senna / Canal) - Vaillante REBELLION
6 : #13 (Piquet Jr / Beche / Heinemeier Hansson) - Vaillante REBELLION
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.