Rebellion Racing charged to victory in Sunday's 4 Hours of Shanghai to mark its maiden on-track overall victory in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

After taking pole position on Saturday by 1.2 seconds, Rebellion's pace advantage over its LMP1 rivals was clear yet again in the race as Toyota struggled to put up a fight, having been pegged back on pace by the handicap system.

Gustavo Menezes, Bruno Senna and Norman Nato came home more than a minute clear of the field in the #1 Rebellion R13 Gibson, marking the team's first LMP1 win since the 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone, where it was handed victory following a post-race disqualification for both Toyota cars.

Rebellion took the lead of the race in the second hour and managed to keep the #8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid at an arm's length through the remainder of the race at the Shanghai International Circuit, leaving Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley to settle for P2 at the chequered flag.

The sister #7 Toyota came home one lap behind in third, with the pair of Team LNT Ginetta LMP1 cars taking fourth and fifth.

It marks the first on-track win for a team other than Toyota since the 6 Hours of COTA back in 2017, which was won by Porsche.

Ricardo Gonzalez, Anthony Davidson and Antonio Felix da Costa took victory in the LMP2 class in the #38 JOTA Oreca 07 Gibson, leading home the affiliated #37 Jackie Chan DC Racing entry by 17 seconds.

The #51 AF Corse Ferrari of James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi initially took victory in GTE-Pro before being disqualified post-race for a ride height infringement which duly handed class victory to the Porsche of Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen.

TF Sport grabbed its second straight win in GTE-Am with the #90 Aston Martin Vantage through Salih Yoluc, Charlie Eastwood and Jonny Adam.

 

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