Just one week after the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the 6 Hours of Spa, REBELLION Racing has switched its focus to the American Le Mans Series Monterey event at Laguna Seca, California, this weekend.
After two races in the 2013 ALMS, REBELLION Racing and Muscle Milk Pickett Racing are both sharing the Championship top position with each team having one win and one second place.
On the drivers’ side Nick Heidfeld and Neel Jani are sharing the ALMS Drivers Championship with the German driver duo from Muscle Milk. The four hour Californian enduro will start on Saturday May 11th at 3:30 pm local time (6:30 pm EDT, 22 :30 GMT).
Nick Heifeld: “I really looked forward to coming here a lot because it’s a circuit that everyone speaks about and I’ve never been here before. The track walk was more interesting than usual and a lot of fun.
The track looks so special with all of the up and down hills. Corkscrew is really special but all of the other corners looked very nice as well. It’s not often that I look forward to driving a course like I do this one.”
Neel Jani: “From the famous European corner, Eau Rouge, in Spa we come to the famous American corner, Corkscrew, here in Long Beach. Racing through two of the most famous corners in the world in, basically, one week is a great experience.
I’m looking forward to the weekend and learning the track again. Aside from that, I am hoping it gets a bit warmer! In the end we are in California and we thought we left the cold weather back in Switzerland. “
Bart HAYDEN, REBELLION Racing team manager: “The target is to win the race ! Laguna Seca is a great circuit and hopefully we can get another overall win in the American Le Mans Series. We will use this racing event to help in our preparation for Le Mans 24 Hours next month as we are introducing new parts we plan to run on our Le Mans race cars.”