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
The first meeting of the Super Season took place on April 6th and 7th at the Paul Ricard circuit for the World Endurance Championship Prologue.
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.