Having sealed the LMP2 world title in 2017, Rebellion Racing has confirmed its move back to the LMP1 category after one season with a two-car line-up for the 2018-19 ‘super season’ in the World Endurance Championship.

Julien Canal and Bruno Senna wrapped up the Endurance Trophy for LMP2 drivers this year thanks to three straight class victories in Japan, China and Bahrain with Nicolas Prost – who missed out on the title due to skipping the 6 Hours of Nurburgring – to cap an impressive campaign for the Swiss squad.

Rebellion returns to LMP1 after just one season away thanks to regulation shake-up after Porsche’s exit at the end of 2017 with the team announcing its driver line-up of Senna and Mathias Beche alongside ex-Porsche drivers Neel Jani and Andre Lotterer. Gustavo Menezes and Thomas Laurent have also joined the team’s driver squad with the line-up in each car yet to be formally confirmed.

Bruno Senna is confident Rebellion can take on the Toyota factory squad in LMP1 and target wins plus the prestigious crown at the Le Mans 24 Hour. The 2018-19 ‘super season’ includes two Le Mans 24 Hour races with the 2019 edition rounding out the campaign.

“I am very happy to be in LMP1 with Rebellion Racing for the 2018-2019 FIA WEC super season,” Senna said. “The many changes in the rules will be a huge challenge, but we have drivers and a quality team to deal with them. We will push very hard for those these crucial Le Mans wins.”

The 2018-19 season gets underway with the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on the 5th May.

 

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