The Swiss-based Rebellion Racing team, which won this year's Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta with its Toyota-powered Lola coupe and announced last month it would be coming to the American Le Mans Series on a full-time basis next year, says it is planning to run a second Lola-Toyota in the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The team also plans to maintain a presence in the FIA World Endurance Championship, where it won the LMP1 Trophy for privateer teams.
"We want to build upon those results in 2013 and aim to add to our tally of overall race wins,” said team manager Bart Hayden. “The visibility generated by overall wins is more in line with what our partners require and desire. The WEC is a World Championship and we would like to find a way to continue racing there, too. Over the coming weeks, we will be striving to put together a program to complement our presence in the ALMS.
“We are a team that has grown up with the Le Mans spirit since our involvement in the GT class in the early 2000s and we want to continue racing in championships that mix the very best professional prototype and GT teams. I will be particularly pleased if we can succeed in finding a way to run cars in both the ALMS and the FIA WEC in 2013.”
“This is great news and we welcome everyone at Rebellion Racing back to the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón with open arms,” said Scott Atherton, ALMS president and CEO. “The team's presence as a full-season entry will provide ALMS fans with not just another world-class competitor but a fascinating championship fight in our premier P1 class. This news – with more to follow – only adds to the anticipation for a great 2013 season.”