When the FIA World Endurance Championship took to the tracks in March 2012, it marked the dawning of a new era in endurance racing. Just three seasons later, some of the world’s most prestigious and successful motor manufacturers including Aston Martin, Audi, Corvette, Ferrari, Nissan, Porsche and Toyota are participating in this most technically relevant of motorsport disciplines.
In 2015, teams representing these marques will be among the 35 entries battling it out for World Championship titles in front of an ever-growing audience of fans and followers. The WEC will race on four continents and continue to bring the ‘Spirit of Le Mans’ to motorsport fans in the UK, Belgium, Germany, USA, Japan, China and Bahrain. The cornerstone of the Championship, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will once again be the third round and bring together the crème de la crème of international endurance racing for the greatest sportscar race in the world.
In 2014 the new LMP1 regulations for renewable energy were implemented and endurance racing is once again at the forefront of the technological research and development which goes into our road cars of tomorrow. The fact that 30% less fuel was used to achieve lap times that matched, or even surpassed, those of 2013 demonstrates what can be achieved through relevant motorsport.
Beyond the manufacturer teams and professional drivers in the LMP1 category, the competition in LMP2 and the GTE categories is sure to once again be fierce. The LMP2 class will benefit from the presence of a number of new, high-level entrants, while in the GTE category Aston Martin and Porsche will be determined to challenge three-time GT World Champions, Ferrari. Endurance Racing is nothing without the private teams and gentlemen drivers who race in some of these categories, and their participation adds to the challenge, excitement and spirit of the discipline.
With one new venue, the legendary Nürburgring in Germany, new teams, new drivers and the prospect of even closer competition, 2015 will see another thrilling World Endurance Championship season.
REBELLION Racing is a successful independent team from Switzerland and one of the most respected teams in the premier class of endurance racing with a great record of achievements.
REBELLION Racing is the only team to have contested the domination of the factory teams from Audi, Toyo- ta and Peugeot in the past three years.
REBELLION Racing is the dominant Privateer LMP1 team in the FIA World Endurance Championship and they have also won prestigious race events in the USA in the past two years.
Type : Le Mans Prototype (LM P1-L)
Chassis : Carbon fibre composite monocoque
Bodywork : Carbon fibre composite
Lenght : 4650 mm
Width : 1900 mm
Height : 1050 mm
Weight : 850 Kg
Steering : Hydraulically assisted
Windscreen : Polycarbonate
Powertrain : TOYOTA
Designation : RV8KLM-L
Configuration : 90° V8
Capacity : 3,4 l
Power : over 500 PS
Weight : +/- 120 kg
Engine management : TMG
Lubrication : dry sump
Fuel : Shell Petrol
Lubricants : Shell
Gearbox : X-TRAC transversal with 7 gears, sequential
Clutch : Carbone AP racing
Differential : X-TRAC Viscous mechanical locking differential
Suspension : Independent front and rear double wishbone, pushrod-system
Dampers : PKM
Brakes : BREMBO ventilated carbon disks
Front disks : 380 mm
Rear disks : 337 mm
Tyres : Michelin radial
Front tyres : 31/71-18
Rear tyres : 31/71-18
Rims : OZ Magnesium forged wheels
Front rims : 13 x 18 inch
Rear rims : 13 x 18 inch