After a second day at the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, Vaillante REBELLION will start the race on the 5th and 9th position, on this Saturday at 2:30pm.
After their preparation during the three free practice sessions on Thursday and Friday, the Oreca 07 #13, driven by Mathias Beche, David Heinemeier Hansson and Nelson Piquet Jr recorded a better time lap at 2:01.970, during the last session.
The #31, driven by Julien Canal, Nicolas Prost and Bruno Senna also achieved a better performance in the last free practice with a best time lap at 2:03.354.
A few minutes after the beginning of the qualifying session, a way out from Vitaly Petrov of CEFC Manor TRS Racing caused the red flag for several minutes.
Once the car was evacuated, the drivers were able to restart the race on the Belgian circuit in order to get the best lap times. The #13 finally ranked P5 with a best time lap at 2:02.943 and the #31 P9 for a best time lap at 2:02.953.
As a reminder, the livery 2017 Vaillante REBELLION will be exhibited in the paddock throughout the meeting!
Free Practice 1
#13 (Beche, Heinemeier Hansson, Piquet Jr) - P7
Best time lap : 02:05.344
#31 (Canal, Prost, Senna) - P4
Best time lap : 02:04.485
Free Practice 2
#13 - P8
Best time lap : 02:04.845
#31 - P5
Best time lap: 02:04.670
Free Practice 3
#13 - P2
Best time lap : 2:01.970
#31 - P5
Best time lap : 2:03.354
#13 - P5
Best time lap : 2:02.943
#31 - P9
Best time lap : 2:02.953
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.