SPEEDY RACING TEAM SEBAH becomes REBELLION RACING.
For the past two seasons in 2008 and 2009 the association between SPEEDY Racing and SEBAH Racing in their partnership as SPEEDY RACING TEAM SEBAH has grown and evolved from the GT ranks into the LMP2 and the LMP1 categories.
With strong results on the track and in both reputation and image, the prestigious watch making brand REBELLION has decided to increase its involvement with the Swiss team.
For 2010, "Speedy-Sebah" will become REBELLION RACING, thus providing the ideal platform to allow its main partner to further accelerate its global development with maximised exposure.
The 2010 race program will focus on the Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans, where REBELLION RACING hopes that its two LMP1 will be selected.
Other races under the "Le Mans" banner will be considered by the Swiss team depending on the final schedule of the Le Mans Series, which is not known at this time.
Having proven in 2008 the potential of the LMP2 Lola Coupe and having successfully stepped up to the LMP1 category in 2009, the team has decided to focus its resources on a programme in 2010 in the premier class of endurance. For the coming season, REBELLION RACING will campaign two Lola LMP1 coupes, and will not be present in LMP2.
The Lola LMP1 Coupes of REBELLION RACING will be powered by V10 REBELLION engines. Thus, two Lola-Rebellions will be on the tracks next season.
The REBELLION V10 is a technological partnership between Rebellion Timepieces and Judd Engine Developments Limited. Using the latest technology in terms of materials, components and manufacturing has a synergy for Rebellion Timepieces to associate the brand with a race engine. The technology, performance and reliability values are shared between an exceptional watch and a prototype of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Both Lola-Rebellion will arrive in 2010 with reworked aerodynamics. The REBELLION RACING engineers and Lola established a major development programme at the end of the 2009 season to ensure the cars comply with the 2010 ACO Regulations whilst at the same time optimising the performance of the LMP1 coupe. Many elements have already been tested in the wind tunnel, however the final result will only be visible in a few weeks.
For the 2010 season, REBELLION RACING decided to renew and continue its partnership with Michelin tyres. The results obtained with the Clermont-Ferrand based manufacturer have been very satisfactory and the team has confidence in the products that will be offered next season.
REBELLION RACING is also able to announce three of its drivers for the 2010 season. Andrea Belicchi, Neel Jani and Nicolas Prost will spearhead the REBELLION RACING attack.
Their qualities and performance posted in the 2009 Le Mans Series and Le Mans 24 Hours with the Lola LMP1 led the Swiss team to renew their partnership for the 2010 season.
The fourth driver for the Le Mans Series and the additional drivers for the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be announced at a later date.