Rebellion Racing aim for Fuji success

by Tom Errington

Rebellion Racing are looking to close to the podium positions at the 6 Hours of Fuji in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship at the impressive Fuji Speedway, with the #12 R-One aiming for more podiums, as the #13 looks to break its winning duck.

A notoriously difficult track was made all the more so in last year’s race, with heavy rain shortening the event. With a new typhoon known as Vongfong on the way to Japan, following typhoon Phanfone’s impacts on the Japanese Grand Prix, it’s expected this year’s incarnation could see more rain.

It could well play into the hands of the Rebellion team, in last year’s curtailed race the team grabbed a podium finish of third showing adeptness in difficult racing conditions.

With the LMP1-L Championship wrapped up at the previous round in Austin, making it three out of three after title wins in 2012 and 2013, it’s a case of pride rather than glory in Japan.

Drivers Nicholas Prost, Nick Heidfeld and Mathias Beche are looking to add yet another win in the #12 Rebellion R-One, impressively winning four of the previous four races.

In the #13 Rebellion R-One, Andrea Belicchi, Fabio Leimer and Dominik Krahaimer will be aiming for their first victory of the season, after being frustrated in their efforts to convert poles at Silverstone and Austin into race wins. The trio will hope for a change of fortunes in Fuji, with the season now past the halfway point.

Once again both Rebellion Racing R-Ones will try to contest factory car supremacy and will aim to finish the Japanese enduro as close as possible to the podium.

On Sunday October 12th, the 6 Hours of Fuji will start at 11am local time (8am GMT) barring any weather impacts. Following the event in Fuji, the WEC will head to the two final rounds, 6 Hours of Bahrain and 6 Hours of Sao Paulo.

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