Rebellion Racing confirms lineup for 2016 FIA WEC season

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

Rebellion Racing has confirmed its lineup for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Swiss team will run two upgraded Rebellion R-One AER LMP1 machines as they set to take aim for their fourth consecutive FIA WEC Endurance Trophy for LMP1 Privateer Teams.

The squad of drivers assembled will be all a returning cast of characters, led by Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost, the duo will be joined by Dominik Kraihamer, Mathéo Tuscher, Alexandre Imperatori, and Mathias Beche.

“We have submitted entries for two cars for the full FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans,” said team manager Bart Hayden. “We will continue to use the AER P60 engine; last season it was a new installation in the Rebellion R-One chassis and while we achieved our target of taking the titles, there was still a lot of room for improvement on the reliability of the package. Together with AER we have been working hard on addressing the issues that came up in 2015 and we will make the necessary steps forward.

“We have a testing program scheduled already and, unlike last year where we missed the opening rounds of the season, this year we will be ready from the beginning and we will be at the WEC Prologue at Paul Ricard in March.”

Tags : , , , , , ,

Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.