In the last appearance of the powerful LMP1 cars at Sebring in 2013, REBELLION Racing stood on the podium, with third place overall (behind an Audi 1-2) and first of the ALMS competitors. The #12 Lola Toyota in that race was driven by Neel Jani, Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost.
This year, the 65th edition of the Twelve Hours of Sebring, on Saturday, March 18, will feature a strong, 46-car entry list for the second round of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as well as the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup.
The driver line up of the #13 REBELLION Racing Oreca 07 Gibson LMP2 will feature Neel Jani, Nick Heidfeld and Sebastien Buemi.
With a strong driver line-up and more experience of the Oreca 07, the Swiss team is aiming for a top result after a disappointing Daytona 24.
Neel Jani : “It’s nice to be back at Sebring after four years ! We finished P3 overall last time we were here and the aim is clearly to do better this time… We are a bit on the backfoot compared to other teams as we missed the recent collective test session here, but we will try our best to do well.”
Nick Heidfeld : “The 12 Hours of Sebring is one of my favourite motorsport events in the world. I hope the atmosphere will be as great as it was the last times when we competed here. The fans are crazy in a positive way, they are huge motorsport enthusiasts. Sebring is another circuit with a character and our target is to be in the mix for a top result.”
Sebastien Buemi : “This will be my first time in Sebring, I am definitely looking forward to discover this amazing circuit. After Daytona I am eager to jump back in the car and give my best. The target is clear we want to fight at the front with my team mates and the entire REBELLION Racing team.”
Bart Hayden – REBELLION Racing Team Manager : “ As we always do, we are heading to the race week of the 12 Hours of Sebring focussed to achieve the best results. We are absolutely delighted to be back at Sebring. It’s been a very busy but productive break since the last race at Daytona. We had a lot of work to do on both sides of the Atlantic ocean; in Europe to set up for the FIA World Endurance Championship and here at our base in Atlanta to get prepared for this race. We are happy with our preparations and are ready to give our best.”
Source. Rebellion Racing