REBELLION Racing secured their fifth LMP1 Privateer Pole Position of the season for tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Shanghai race, the seventh round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship.
Dominik Kraihamer and Alexandre Imperatori in the Rebellion R-One AER #13 qualified first of the LMP1 Privateers in front of the sister car, #12, driven by Mathias Beche and Nicolas Prost.
Dominik Kraihamer and Alexandre Imperatori achieved an average lap time of 1:49.418 and a fastest lap of 1:49.156.
In so doing, the two Rebellion R-One AER cars will start tomorrow’s race from the fourth row on the grid.
Dominik Kraihamer – Rebellion R-One AER #13 : « I am really happy with this LMP1 Privateer Pole Position especially because we are having a trouble free weekend so far, we were able to achieve our programme of work. The team did a great job with the car. My flying lap could have been much better as I was blocked by a LMP2 car in sector 2.»
Alexandre Imperatori – Rebellion R-One AER #13 : « I am pleased with the way the Qualifying session went, and with no issues during the free practice sessions, it helped us to have a good car for qualifying. I hope it will continue this way tomorrow for the race because it will be the most important part of the weekend. »
Bart Hayden – REBELLION Racing Team Manager : « We are pleased with today’s qualifying session result, our starting positions on the grid are where we expected to be. Because of a few niggles with car #12 in Free Practice 3, we decided to fit a new engine into the car in between FP3 and the Qualifying session, the crew did a great job to change the power unit in a very short space of time and Mat and Nico did well as they had less practice time to find a setup on their car. We are aiming for a trouble free race tomorrow as we are in a position to win our fourth straight FIA WEC Endurance Trophy for LMP1 Teams.»