Rebellion Confirms 2013 ALMS Entry
BRASELTON, Ga. – Rebellion Racing has confirmed that they will field an entry for the entire American Le Mans Series schedule in 2013.
For the 2013 season, the Swiss team will continue to campaign their Lola B12/60 Toyota powered cars and they will kick off the year at the 61st edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring, hoping to pick up from where they left off after having won the last race of the 2012 ALMS season, the 15th edition of Petit le Mans at Road Atlanta.
In 2011 Rebellion Racing won the Le Mans Series LMP1 Team championship and in 2012 the team won the FIA WEC Endurance Trophy for LMP1 Private Teams. With an LMP1 car in the 2013 ALMS, Rebellion Racing will be looking to secure overall race wins throughout the season.
The team will also run a second LMP1 Lola-Toyota at the 12 Hours of Sebring, the opening round of the 2013 ALMS. The drivers that will participate in the 2013 ALMS races and the 12 Hours of Sebring will be announced at a later date.
”2012 was the most demanding, but also the most successful season in the history of the Rebellion Racing team,” said Bart Hayden, Rebellion Racing team manager. “We won the FIA WEC Endurance Trophy for Private LMP1 Teams with six victories from eight races, including Le Mans, where we finished fourth overall and prevented a clean-sweep by the Manufacturer cars; added to that, in our only race in the ALMS we took the overall victory to win Petit le Mans.
“We want to build upon those results in 2013 and aim to add to our tally of overall race wins. The visibility generated by overall wins is more in line with what our partners require and desire. The WEC is a World Championship and we would like to find a way to continue racing there too. Over the coming weeks, we will be striving to put together a program to complement our presence in the ALMS.”