Rebellion launches R13 LMP1

Rebellion launches R13 LMP1

Le Mans/WEC

Rebellion launches R13 LMP1

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Swiss-flagged prototype outfit Rebellion Racing’s 2018/19 FIA WEC ‘Super Season’ R13 LMP1 prototype has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.

The car, which it will use for its return to LMP1 competition after a year in LMP2, was shown off with drivers Gustavo Menezes, Mathias Beche and Thomas Laurent on hand.

In the pictures, the ORECA-build R13 clearly resembles the 07 LMP2 chassis from the French constructor, the car utilizing the same monocoque. It’s also shown on Michelin tires; the last time Rebellion competed in LMP1 with the R-One, it raced on Dunlop rubber, as it did in 2017 during its LMP2 title-winning campaign.

The first public run of the car is due to be at next month’s FIA WEC Prologue at the French circuit Paul Ricard. There, it will take part in a 30-hour test with the rest of the WEC field.

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