Rebellion Racing has confirmed it will once more enter a pair LMP1 prototypes for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship, with the same driver line-up it ended last season with.
The Swiss outfit debuted its latest R-ONE LMP1 machine at the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours after a late decision to switch from Toyota power to AER engines.
For 2016, Rebellion Racing will continue progress with the car and affirm its status as the leading non-works LMP1 entry, with Nick Heidfeld, Nicolas Prost, Alexander Imperatori, Dominik Kraihamer and Mathias Beche being retained as drivers.
The line-up will also feature 19 year-old Matheo Tuscher, who made his WEC debut with Rebellion towards the end of the 2015 season in place of Daniel Abt. The Swiss youngster last year raced in the GP3 Series and was Formula 2 runner-up in 2012 aged just 15.
“We have submitted entries for two cars for the full FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans,” said team manager Bart Hayden. “We will continue to use the AER P60 engine; last season it was a new installation in the Rebellion R-One chassis and whilst we achieved our target of taking the titles, there was still a lot of room for improvement on the reliability of the package. Together with AER we have been working hard on addressing the issues that came up in 2015 and we will make the necessary steps forward.
"We have a testing programme scheduled already and, unlike last year where we missed the opening rounds of the season, this year we will be ready from the beginning and we will be at the WEC Prologue at Paul Ricard in March.”