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WEC: Dunlop returns to LMP1 with Rebellion

Dunlop is preparing to return to the LMP1 class in the FIA World Endurance Championship by supporting Rebellion Racing in 2016.
Dunlop is preparing to return to the LMP1 class in the FIA World Endurance Championship by supporting Rebellion Racing in 2016.

The Swiss-based squad has opted to ditch Michelin for Dunlop in 2016 which sees the first open tyre competition in LMP1 since 2012 when Dunlop supported OAK team. The Dunlop rubber will run on the upgraded version of the team's R-One LMP1-L cars as it looks to defend its LMP1 privateer titles in WEC.

Rebellion Racing team boss Bart Hayden says he's delighted to work alongside Dunlop and after being impressed by the tyre manufacturer's work in LMP2 is confident a smooth transition into LMP1 can be achieved.

“We are delighted to welcome Dunlop as tyre partner of Rebellion Racing and are excited about working alongside a company with such a deep motorsport background and rich history at Le Mans,” Hayden said. “We look forward to establishing a strong and long term relationship with Dunlop.

“We saw in recent seasons that Dunlop have provided very competitive tyres to the LMP2 cars and we hope that this partnership will further improve the competitiveness of the Rebellion R-One LMP1 cars.”

Dunlop Motorsport EMEA's managing director Xavier Fraipont added: “Rebellion Racing has established itself as one of the most respected and professional teams in the FIA WEC paddock. We are delighted that they have chosen Dunlop as a technical partner. We are proud that they selected our iconic brand after an intensive comparative tyre test and we will be providing focused technical support to help us drive forward together during the season.”


Tagged as: Le Mans , Dunlop , LMP1 , Rebellion , WEC

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