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
REBELLION Racing continues its implication in Endurance by a LMP2 car in the European Le Mans Series. The ORECA 07 will be composed of an ambitious crew with Thomas Laurent at the wheel.
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.