Rebellion continues Asian odyssey in Shanghai

by Joe Hudson

Top LMP1 privateer Rebellion Racing will continue the second leg of the Asian flyaway when the World Endurance Championship reaches Shanghai.

It will be the first time the R-Ones have raced at the Chinese circuit, and following a strong showing at Fuji in the LMP1-L category, the #13 of Dominik Kraihamer, Fabio Leimer and Andrea Belicchi will be hoping to a second category victory in a row.

However, they will be fiercely chased by the sister car of Nicolas Prost, Nick Heidfeld and Mathias Beche who will be hoping they can take their fifth win of the season.

Indeed the trio, in the #12, have already been guaranteed the championship crown and now Shanghai will allow them to further extend their lead.

With their only competition in the series, the Lotus CLM, unfortunately going up in flames at Fuji Rebellion may face themselves with a lack of rivals.

Bart Hayden, Rebellion Racing Team Manager, said: “We are coming to the 6 Hours of Shanghai with no pressure, but still strongly determined to achieve the best results in China in order to keep our supremacy in the LMP1-L class, to continue the development of the R-One cars and to show with our results that our first year of this new car project is progressing well. For the fans and for the sake of competition, we hope that our main competitor in the LMP1-L class, CLM, will be able to rebuild their car in time after the fire that caused significant damage in the previous race.  We wish them well with the rebuilding of their car and hope to have a good race with them on Sunday.”


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