The who warns is not a traitor. Rebellion Racing has confirmed its exit from the category LMP1 after showing his discontent on several occasions by the lack of clarity in the new technical regulations that will regulate the LMP1 without hybrid technology from 2017. This fact joined to the little visibility they have in the usual way the private teams competing with these very expensive prototypes have been the causes that have led to the team anglo-swiss to take this step. All in all, Rebellion Racing is projected to have a program in LMP2, although it has not yet defined whether in the WEC or IMSA.
Rebellion Racing has been a true pillar of the category LMP1 from that in 2009 gave the jump from LMP2. The commitment of the team has been on the rise since he debuted with the Lola B08/60 in the 24 Hours of Le Mans to the point that in the last two years the team has developed their own prototype with the support of Oreca. However, to keep the program with two Rebellion R-One has become a very difficult task and even this season the team reduced its program to a single LMP1 before the 6 Hours of Mexico.
What at first was a point and apart for
prepares the season 2017 WEC has turned into a permanent abandonment of
the category LMP1, with the possibility of competing one step below. Now
square anglo-switzerland will have to assess whether it is preferable to continue with a LMP2 in the WEC,
presumably with chassis Oreca given the relation that connects them, or if by the
otherwise prefer to contest the IMSA to prevent a possible future jump to the
category DPi. All in all, ByKolles has reaffirmed its project as a single team
private in the category LMP1-L.