With the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours taking place tomorrow, Rebellion Racing come to this year’s event positive that they can fight for overall victory at the French Endurance Classic.
After having a positive test day, the Rebellion R-13 cars number #1 and #3 ended up with the second and fourth best times of the session; which was followed up by the Swiss team locking out the second row of the grid for tomorrow’s race.
Heading to another Le Mans 24 Hours, Rebellion Team Manager, Bart Hayden was confident of a successful race week, adding: “We are pleased with the performance of the Rebellion R-13 cars during the official Test Day at Le Mans. We were able to work through a large programme of changes to the set-up of the cars and we validated many things. All of our drivers had laps in our cars and the Test Day had enabled us to be ready for the race week.”
2017 LMP2 Champion and Rebellion driver for the number #1 car, Bruno Senna said: “The Le Mans Test Day was very productive for us. We managed to validate lots of changes and progress through the car setup to make it more competitive during the 24h. Still lots to learn with this very young, but promising car and really looking forward to kicking the Le Mans 24h week off soon.”
There is hope within the team that upon their re-entry into the LMP1 category that they can fight for overall Le Mans victory this year. After claiming an overall podium in an attrition-filled Le Mans last year, Rebellion find themselves best of the non-hybrids, and will be ready to pick up the pieces should Toyota falter yet again.