REBELLION Racing announced its return to the LMP1 class for the 2018-19 WEC super season.
Up until 2017, the team had been a regular feature in the LMP1 class. Then they decided to shift their focus to LMP2, which brought them a successful year: winning the trophy for LMP2 teams and outings in IMSA’s prestigious races such as Petit Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring. Despite all the success, the team is keen to return to the top category of the World Endurance Championship.
In the following WEC season, the team is going to line up two cars – which are going to be revealed in March.
The driver line-up consists of this year’s REBELLION Racing drivers Bruno Senna, Mathias Beche and Gustavo Menezes - he represented the team in this year’s Petit Le Mans. Le Mans winners Neel Jani, and André Lotterer – who .has expressed interest in remaining in LMP1 if he is going to have a competitive ride - are going to join as well. After a promising season with Jackie Chan DC, 2017 rookie Thomas Laurent is another driver in the line-up.
REBELLION Racing is one of four teams joining the LMP1 class for 2018-19. The team is going to compete against three other privateer teams (Manor, Dragon Speed, and ByKOLLES) and the manufacturer Toyota.