REBELLION Racing continues its implication in Endurance by a LMP2 car in the European Le Mans Series. The ORECA 07 will be composed of an ambitious crew with Thomas Laurent at the wheel.
It is a young crew that REBELLION Racing has decided to engage in the European Le Mans Series for the 2018 season. The younger FIA WEC rebel, Thomas Laurent will be accompanied by the British Harrison Newey. At the age of 19, the two drivers know each other well after the Asian Le Mans Series season in the same crew. The third driver will be soon announced.
With a title of World Endurance Champion with an ORECA 07, it is quite legitimately that REBELLION Racing has chosen to trust the French manufacturer again. For the operation of this car, the team has selected the Portuguese team Algarve Pro Racing for its professionalism and desire for performance. This is a young formation that REBELLION Racing has decided to enter in the European Le Mans Series for the 2018 season. The younger FIA WEC rebel, Thomas Laurent will be accompanied by the British Harrison Newey. At the age of 19, the two drivers know each other well after the Asian Le Mans Series season spent in the same team. The identity of the third driver will soon be confirmed.
Calim Bouhadra, Vice President of REBELLION Group: "We are proud and happy to become a partner of the Algarve Pro Racing Team and to trust their professionalism and their line-up, of which Thomas Laurent is a part to make our colors shine in this highly disputed European Le Mans Series championship!"
Stewart Cox, Algarve Pro Racing Team Manager: "For this season, we want to follow on from what REBELLION Racing did in last years in WEC championship. Thomas Laurent is outstanding, he is a very gifted young man that will continue to develop in the hands of our engineer Greg Wheeler. For me, REBELLION symbolizes performance, perfection and sophistication."
Thomas Laurent: "I absolutely needed to drive in addition to the WEC because there are only 5 races in 2018 and I have to drive a maximum to increase my level! I am very happy that REBELLION accompanies me on this project! I see it as a kind of trust and I appreciate it a lot. With Harrison Newey, we are more than motivated to get a title at the end of the season!"
The 2015 edition of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours was like no other past Le Mans experience for the reigning Privateer LMP1 Winners in La Sarthe.