The Swiss team Rebellion Racing exceeded all
expectations in 2012; they won the inaugural FIA
LMP1 Endurance Trophy for best privateer in the
FIA World Endurance Championship, they finished
fourth overall at Le Mans 24 Hours, having been
quickest of the privateer prototypes from start
to finish and they won outright Petit Le Mans,
the finale of the 2012 American Le Mans Series.
In 2013, Rebellion Racing will be submitting
entries for the American Le Mans Series, the FIA
World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of
As confirmed last December, Rebellion Racing
will enter a single Toyota powered Lola B12/60
coupe in the 2013 American Le Mans Series and a
second entry will be added at the opening round
for the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Rebellion Racing have submitted a full season
entry application for one Toyota powered Lola
B12/60 coupe in the 2013 FIA World Endurance
Championship. The Swiss team will be looking to
re-confirm its status as the best privateer
sportscar team at the highest level of endurance
racing. In addition, Rebellion Racing will be
seeking to enter a second Lola B12/60 coupe
Toyota in the first two rounds of the FIA WEC
(at Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps) as a
preparation for Le Mans 24 Hours.
Rebellion Racing have submitted applications for
two cars to the Automobile Club de l'Ouest for
the 90th edition of the La Sarthe classic.
Rebellion Racing have selected six drivers that
will share driving duties in this year’s racing
programme. The team have already confirmed the
renewal of Andrea Belicchi, Neel Jani and
Nicolas Prost and have hired young Swiss driver
Rebellion Racing is pleased to announce that
former F1 driver Nick Heidfeld of Germany and
Chinese driver Cong Fu Cheng will be back with
They both had successful debuts with the team as
Nick won twice at Spa and Le Mans and “Frankie”
won at his home race in Shanghai in 2012.
Rebellion Racing will remain the exclusive
partner of Toyota Motorsport GmbH for the petrol
V8 3.4 litre RV8KLM engine programme. In 2013,
TMG will supply Rebellion Racing with upgraded
versions of the RV8KLM engines as the successful
association between the Rebellion Racing team
and TMG enters into its third year.
Bart Hayden, Rebellion Racing Team Manager:
“We are looking forward to a great season of
racing in 2013. In the ALMS, we definitely want
to add some more overall victories to our resume.
In the FIA World Endurance Championship, having
won the FIA LMP1 Endurance Trophy for best
privateer in 2012, it would be nice to win it
twice in a row, and in June we hope to have
another strong showing at Le Mans.
We are fortunate to benefit from a talented and
experienced pool of drivers again this year, I’m
convinced that they will all do a great job and
work well together.
Our first race this year will be one of the
toughest races that we will face all year, but
after a long and busy winter, all of us can't
wait to be in Sebring racing again, particularly
as we will be up against some extremely strong
I would like to take this opportunity to thank
our departing drivers Harold Primat and Jeroen
Bleekemolen for their good work over the past
year and wish them the best of luck going