After Silverstone, the Swiss Team is moving 9,500 km away. The first race, concluded with a very encouraging podium, also highlighted several improvements for the Team.
One car will be entered this weekend. The REBELLION R-13 car N. 1 will always be driven by Bruno Senna and Gustavo Menezes, supporting Norman Nato who will discover the Fuji Speedway.
As every year, the Japanese weather will be one of the keys to the success of the race. The Team will have to show its adaptability to the slightest climate change during a period of heavy rain.
See you on Friday, October 4th for the first free practice session!
Alexandre Pesci, Owner and President of REBELLION Racing
“We are very happy to participate in this second round of the World Endurance Championship in a very special circuit with a lot of fans. We can not wait to see what will happen in the race against the Toyota Hybrid cars with the new Success Handicap system set up by the WEC”
Bruno Senna, R-13 N. 1 driver
“I am very excited to be in Japan. It is always a great place. Hopefully, this race will be more positive than the first one. We had a tough beginning of the season. I also hope that the Success Handicap will make it everything a bit closer to have a nice race. We will push very hard on track.”
Gustavo Menezes, R-13 N. 1 driver
“I’m excited to get back in the new looked REBELLION R-13 this week in Fuji. Obviously last year here was not a highlight in our memories of the Super Season and I’m determined to recover some ground and put together a strong result with the Team! Everyone has worked extremely hard after what was a disappointing start of the season and we’ll see how the success ballast effects the Toyota’s this weekend. Obviously we know we won’t really know where we are at until after the race but I have a good feeling that it will be a much more positive weekend then Silverstone.”
Norman Nato, R-13 N. 1 driver
“Fuji discovery this weekend for me. It will be important to step forward from the first race of Silverstone where there were some very good things but also things to improve and we worked a lot with the engineers and the whole Team. It will also take into account the weather that may be changing. I can not wait to start the free practice and prepare the race!”
Source. Rebellion Racing/Photo. The Editor