The Six Hours of Bahrain is the eighth and final round of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
REBELLION Racing achieves a solid fourth place finish in the first FIA WEC 6 Hours of the Circuit Of The Americas.
It is the first time this season that a Privateer team has stood on the overall podium of a FIA WEC race.
After 60-minutes of track action the #1 Audi was top of the time sheets with Marcel Fassler setting the best time of the weekend so far.
The only LMP1 privateer team still in the World Endurance Championship at the mid-point plans to target the overall podium.
Andrea Belicchi was forced to stay in a Le Mans hospital for three days due to sustaining a cracked a rib after an incident sent him head-on into the barriers.
The race ended in an Audi one, two, three and a Ferrari double in LM GTE as the Italian cars triumphed in both Pro and Am.
Team scored maximum points and increases lead in the FIA Endurance LMP1 Team Trophy.
The start of the 6 Hours of Spa will take place at 14:30 local time on Saturday may 4th, 2013.
The surprise of the session was the No.12 Rebellion Racing Lola-Toyota of Neel Jani, Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost which was 4th fastest, 1.029s behind the lead Audi but ahead of both works Toyotas.
The annual Le Mans 24 Hours dress rehearsal should provide a good insight of what to expect at the season’s highlight in la Sarthe next June.
For this first round of the FIA WEC, both Lola-Toyota demonstrated an extreme reliability.
The drivers of both cars, with Nick Heidfeld, Nicolas Prost and Neel Jani in car 12 and Andrea Belicchi, Mathias Beche and CongFu Cheng in car 13, will be fighting for a podium finish.
The Swiss team has submitted entry applications for the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the American Le Mans Series.
Prost had a hugely successful 2012 season with Rebellion Racing.
Stephen Errity, WEC correspondent
Nancy Knapp Schilke, WEC correspondent