Rebellion’s R-One Is On Schedule
The R-One is a joint venture between Rebellion Racing and Oreca. The R-One is on target to make its first laps in March. Three chassis will be built with two serving as the team’s primary cars and the third as a reserve machine.
At Signes, in France, the base for ORECA’s design bureau, the construction of the Rebellion R-One is on the right track. The construction of the monocoque continues and the major technical suppliers have been selected for the project.
“The design and build is going according to the plan that we set along with Rebellion Racing,” said Christophe Guibbal, design bureau director in charge of the R-One project at ORECA. “We haven’t run into any issues during this period, which is always a crucial part of a new car’s build process. The working relationship between REBELLION Racing and TMG, who are providing the engine, is excellent. The chassis block’s integration has been finalized and the fabrication of pieces needing the most time to complete has begun, starting with the molds. It’s an exciting time. We had the chance to explore several different paths and now we’re looking forward to taking the next step.”
Driver Nicolas Prost has also been involved in the process. “I am extremely pleased to be involved in the R-One project,” “It’s really exciting to have been associated with the project from the first meeting. Being part of the development of a new car is technically very interesting and it is enjoyable to input some personal views and experiences towards the design of some of the parts. On a more personal side, it is really nice to work again with ORECA with whom I raced my first 24 Hours of Le Mans with in 2007 and before that in Formula Renault.”