Rebellion Racing announces LMP2 switch for 2017

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Rebellion Racing will leave the LMP1 privateer ranks and head to LMP2 for 2017, although has not made a determination on the type of car it will run.

It brings to an end the team’s LMP1 stint, which has occurred since 2009, but this year saw a reduced LMP1 presence after the 24 Hours of Le Mans from two cars down to one for the balance of the FIA World Endurance Championship season.

Here’s a portion of what the team confirmed in a statement:

“Since 2014, Manufacturer development has significantly pushed the boundaries of LMP1 and, after having been the main flag bearer for the privateer entrants in the category for the past seven seasons, REBELLION Racing will next year move to the new style LMP2.

“It is an exciting time for LMP2 as new specification cars, which will be eligible to race in all the top sportscar championships around the world, are currently being unveiled by the chassis suppliers.  The pace of these new LMP2 cars is forecast to be significantly quicker than the current cars and with high levels of competition between the teams and the cars, the challenge is very attractive to REBELLION Racing, we are looking forward to this new adventure.”