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Rebellion Racing Show Strong Pace At WEC Tests

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Changing conditions allowed the team to test a range of set-ups (Photo Credit: Jean Michel le Meur/DPPI)

Rebellion Racing once again topped the time sheets at Paul Ricard for pre-season testing ahead of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship.

The team’s fastest time came on Saturday afternoon, posting a time of 1:43.52 as the two-day test provided a good mix of conditions for the teams, starting off with a wet track and drying throughout the tests.

“I am really pleased after the two days of testing here at Paul Ricard HTTT.” said Rebellion driver Nicolas Prost. “We have completed our programme with the new aero package we have introduced here. With the rain and the drying track on both days we were able to test with the complete range of Michelin tyres and it could be really useful with the coming races at Silverstone and Spa. The pace of the car was good, it is promising for the future.”

Rebellion used the test to try a range of new set-ups, with the Lola-Toyota being fitted with a new in-house developed aero kit, which featured a modified front bodywork and new rear bodywork and wing. The team will return to their base to work on the cars ahead of the opening round of the World Endurance Championship at Silverstone, where they have been top privateer team for the past two years.

“We had a good test.” added Prost’s team-mate Neel Jani. “We wanted to evaluate the new parts and we are happy with them. It was a good opportunity to do this before Silverstone, the team is satisfied with the work we have done here. It’s always good to be on top of the timing sheet, and we have topped all five sessions. Now we are heading to Silverstone and we are already all focused on that event.”

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