Swiss racing team Rebellion Racing, 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 champions, has announced that its LMP1 entry for the 2018/19 ‘Super Season’ will be an ORECA-designed-and-built chassis designated the Rebellion R 13. It will be powered by a Gibson engine.
ORECA Group CEO Hughes de Chaunac is delighted at how the project has developed.
“To design this new LM P1 prototype is a wonderful challenge” said de Chaunac. “When the design bureau began developing the ORECA 07, we really wanted to move up to the next level, one step higher compared to the ORECA 05. The successes achieved last year really motivated and convinced us to now tackle this highly competitive main category. Fitted with an atmospheric engine, this LM P1 will face a hard task against the Hybrid car but the Rebellion R 13 will be a very determined challenger.”
Rebellion Racing has applied for two entries to the 2018/19 World Endurance Championship and has already settled on its driver line-ups, should its application be successful.
2016 FIA WEC champion driver with Porsche Team, Neel Jani will be joining 2017 LMP2 Driver’s Champion Bruno Senna and Mathias Beche in one car. The sister car will be driven by André Lotterer, Gustavo Menezes and WED 2017 Rookie of the Year, Thomas Laurent.
The full-season entry list for the FIA World Endurance Championship will be announced on Friday February 9 with the first round, the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, to be held on May 3 – 5.