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Rebellion to run Beche and Menezes at Petit Le Mans

Rebellion Racing has added Mathias Beche and Gustavo Menezes to its line-up for next month's Petit Le Mans IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship finale.

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#13 Vaillante Rebellion Racing Oreca 07 Gibson: Mathias Beche, David Heinemeier Hansson, Nelson Piquet Jr.
#13 Rebellion Racing ORECA 07: Neel Jani, Sébastien Buemi, Nick Heidfeld
Mathias Beche, Vaillante Rebellion Racing
#13 Vaillante Rebellion Racing Oreca 07 Gibson: Mathias Beche, David Heinemeier Hansson, Nelson Piquet Jr.
LMP2 podium: winners Andre Negrao, Gustavo Menezes, Nicolas Lapierre, Signatech Alpine
#36 Signatech Alpine A470 Gibson: Gustavo Menezes, Nicolas Lapierre, André Negrão

Beche and Menezes, both regulars of the FIA World Endurance Championship's LMP2 division, join Nick Heidfeld for the Road Atlanta race aboard Rebellion's #13 Oreca 07.

Petit Le Mans will mark Rebellion's first IMSA appearance of the year since the Sebring 12 Hours in March, when Heidfeld was partnered by LMP1 aces Sebastien Buemi and Neel Jani.

Another LMP1 regular, Stephane Sarrazin, also joined the trio for the season-opening Daytona 24 Hours.

“It's been six months since our last race in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship and in that time, we have learned a lot more about the Oreca 07 LMP2 car," said Rebellion team boss Bart Hayden.

"We have a different driver line-up from when we raced at Sebring, but the drivers that will be in our car for the season finale at Atlanta have shown their pace previously, so we know that we will be competitive. 

"On our last two visits to the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, we won the race outright, so we will be trying to keep that record going.”

Beche has been part of Rebellion's WEC line-up this season for its step down from the privateer LMP1 category to LMP2, partnering Nelson Piquet Jr and David Heinemeier Hansson in the #13 Oreca.

Menezes meanwhile is a member of rival LMP2 squad Signatech Alpine, and took class victory in the most recent race at Austin alongside Nicolas Lapierre and Andre Negrao.

Rebellion will run a new black-and-yellow colour scheme at Road Atlanta (pictured above), marking a significant departure from the blue-and-white colours it has ran in WEC this year.

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