Rebellion Racing has announced that the team will enter two ORECA 07 Gibson LMP2 cars in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (*subject to admission by the Selection Committee), and also confirmedfour of their six drivers for the campaign.
Nicolas Prost, Mathias Beche and Nelson Piquet Jr will be returning to the Swiss team in 2017 and Bruno Senna will join them for the team’s new challenge in the revised LMP2 category of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The driver line-up combinations and the silver drivers selected by Rebellion will be confirmed in the near future.
The Swiss team has already run the first of its ORECA 07 cars in Sebring last week, taking part in intensive tyre testing with Dunlop.
Bart Hayden, REBELLION Racing Team Manager:
“We are very pleased to confirm our plans to enter two ORECA 07 LMP2 cars in the 2017 World Endurance Championship alongside our already announced entry with a single car in the IMSA North American Endurance Cup races.
“We are also very happy that Nico, Mathias and Nelson will be driving with us again in 2017 and I would like to welcome Bruno to the REBELLION Racing Team. We were impressed with the ORECA 07 when we tested it in Sebring last week, it should be a good car to go for race victories and the Championship. We are putting together all the ingredients to run a strong campaign in 2017!”