Peugeot Sport and Rebellion Racing have announced a partnership in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
The French car manufacturer announced their participation with a Hypercar in the FIA WEC from the 2022/23 season, where they will run in the 100-year centenary of the big race – 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Rebellion Racing has a lot of years of experience in sportscar racing, running under the Speedy Sebah name, before they did a deal with the Swiss watchmaker, Rebellion. They have competed in both LMP2 and LMP1, and currently running with their Rebellion R13.
They are the main opposition to Toyota Gazoo Racing at the moment, despite their private, ORECA build non-hybrid car. They won the last race in Shanghai overall, with a faultless performance, beating Toyota quite comprehensively – but to be fair, with a bit of help from the Success compensation that hit the Japanese team.
It’s still unclear if ORECA will build the car for Peugeot Sport, but that would only be natural, since they have build several car models for Rebellion Racing, plus they have worked with Peugeot in the part, and did run the 908 Diesel model under their own banner at Le Mans and Sebring – a Sebring race that they won in 2011.
The collaboration starts in January 2020, where the first things have to be sorted out.
A rendering of the new car was put in today’s announcement by Peugeot Sport, with both Peugeot and Rebellion logos visible. How close to the final car design that is, we will have to wait and see in the coming month.