Rebellion Racing announced today that they will be entering the American Le Mans Series, the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2013. Rebellion Racing won the FIA LMP1 Endurance Trophy for best privateer team in the FIA WEC series in 2012 and was the quickest privateer team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as clenching the overall win at Petit Le Mans last year.
Rebellion Racing originally announced their intent to enter a single Toyota powered Lola B12/60 LMP1 coupé for the full 2013 American Le Mans Series, but will also be adding a second entry for the ALMS season opener, the Mobile 1 12 Hours of Sebring. ”Our first race this year will be one of the toughest races that we will face all year, but after a long and busy winter, all of us can’t wait to be in Sebring racing again, particularly as we will be up against some extremely strong rivals,” stated Rebellion Racing Team Manager, Bart Hayden. With Audi Sport announcing the entry of two R18 e-tron quattros at Sebring, Rebellion is sure to have flashbacks of the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The driver lineup includes Rebellion veterans, Andrea Belicchi, Neel Jani , Nicolas Prost, ex-F1 star Nick Heidfeld and Chinese driver Cong Fu Chen. Rounding out the driver lineup is the newly signed Swiss driver, Mathias Beche. Rebellion Racing continues its exclusive partnership with Toyota Motorsport GmbH for the petrol powered 3.4-liter RV8KLM engines, which have been upgraded for the 2013 season.
The 2013 Mobile 1 12 Hours of Sebring will be held at Sebring International Raceway March 13th – 16th.