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WEC: Fitting swansong for Rebellion Lola

Rebellion Racing take the outdoing Lola chassis to a fine fourth place finish on the Silverstone 6 Hours, the first round of the World Endurance Championship.
Rebellion Racing is looking to the future after making a positive start to the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship with a run to fourth place in the outgoing Lola B12/60 chassis at Silverstone.

A successful meeting for the Swiss team, Rebellion Racing's two cars were already running uncontested in the new LMP1-L category – designed to attract more privateer LMP1 teams alongside the three manufacturers – after sole rivals Lotus withdrew, but flashes of pace would occasionally see it close the gap on its main rivals too.

With both Audis and one Porsche proceeding to retire from the Silverstone race, the No.12 car of Nick Heidfeld, Mathias Beche and Nicolas Prost would capitalise to pick up a fourth place finish after a fault-free run.

Attention now turns to the Spa 6 Hours next month, where Rebellion Racing plans to debut its new Oreca-designed R-ONE chassis following a successful shakedown last week. For team manager Bart Hayden, the races marks a welcome closing of the 'Lola chapter'

“We went to Silverstone with the desire to secure a better achievement with our two Lolas than we did at the final race in Bahrain last season. And here we achieved that aim! From the start of the new R-One project, our team has been split working hard between the development of the new cars and the beginning of the season.

“This good result closes with glory our Lola chapter. It is a good result for all the crew and for the partners that have been with us since the start. All the team can now focus their energy on the R-One project. We have a lot of work to do, but we are all determined and motivated.”

The No.13 Rebellion Lola of Fabio Leimer, Andrea Belicchi and Dominik Kraihamer retired early on with mechanical issues.

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