After reducing its programme in the second half of the season
to a only prototype, Rebellion Racing announced in early October the eesc
of your program in LMP1. The team is anglo-swiss, which has competed in the category
queen of the WEC since the 2009 season, explained to her once his intention to have
a program in the category LMP2, without specifying whether his bet would be in the WEC
or conversely, would the leap to IMSA. Although this question is still
unresolved, Rebellion Racing has announced that it extends its relationship with Oreca
for this new project of sports.
Rebellion Racing and Oreca have had a close association
in the last few years. In fact, the French manufacturer has been an important part
in the project team in LMP1, assisting in the development of the chassis
used from 2014. For this reason, it is not surprising that Rebellion bet
the Oreca 07, the LMP2 that has been developed by Oreca fruit of the technical regulation
will regulate this class from 2017. In fact, the strange and surprising
it would have been that the training you choose to join Onroak Automotive, Dallara
or Multimatic-Riley, the other three manufacturers put out for bid to build a LMP2
of the new generation.
“With the development of the different versions of the R-One,
we have appreciated the ability of the designers of Oreca and we have been
witnesses to the success of the Oreca 05 LMP2. I think that this is a logical decision for
we the time to continue our association” has explained Bart
Hayden, manager of the team. “We are excited by the new challenge and
we are anxious to get our hands on the first of our cars”.
All in all, Rebellion Racing has also postponed the decision on the riders who will compete with the formation in 2017, irrespective of the category finally chosen.