Rebellion Racing qualifying report

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Rebellion Racing qualifying report

Paul Ricard HTTT

Story Highlights

  • Rebellion Racing earns first LMP1 pole
  • Jani turns fastest lap for his first LMS pole

First Pole Position For Neel Jani and Rebellion Racing

In a thrilling qualifying session with no less than 8 changes of the pole-sitter, Neel Jani secured the pole position in the dying seconds of the session with a time of 1'46''783. This is the first pole position in the REBELLION Racing team's young career in the top flight LMP1 category of endurance racing.

There is not much lap-time difference between the cars, it will be a highly contested race.

Neel Jani

This first place on the starting grid of the 6 Hours of Le Castellet is a very promising start to the European season for the Swiss team, and is a result that validates the efforts made over several seasons to bring REBELLION Racing to the front of the grid. It rewards the work done during the off-season by the whole team and Toyota Motorsport.

#13 Rebellion Racing Lola B10/60 Coupé - Toyota: Andrea Belicchi, Jean-Christophe Boullion
#13 Rebellion Racing Lola B10/60 Coupé - Toyota: Andrea Belicchi, Jean-Christophe Boullion

Photo by: DPPI

Jean-Christophe Boullion, in car #13, which was using a different set-up configuration compared to the #12 sister car, set the fourth fastest time with a lap of 1'48''491.

Neel Jani, delighted with his first Pole: "This is a good start for the 2011 season. We changed a lot about the car since last season. The Toyota engine is a very strong addition to our new technical package. We now have 6 hours of racing to be done to know if the set-up choices we have made turn out to be good. There is not much lap-time difference between the cars, it will be a highly contested race. "

The start of the 6 Hours of Le Castellet will be tomorrow, Sunday 3 April at 12:00.

-source: rebellion racing

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