Swiss company Rebellion has announced it will cease all motorsport-related activities after this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, signifying the end of its LMP1 project.
Rebellion, which has been present in the FIA World Endurance Championship since the series’ inception in 2012, will take part in the remaining four rounds of the current 2019/20 season before bowing out following the Le Mans season finale in June.
It has a sole Gibson-powered R-13, a chassis built and largely run by French company Oreca, entered in the WEC full-time, but has already announced plans to bring back its second car for the penultimate round of the season at Spa and Le Mans.
“Motorsport has been a great resource for Rebellion,” commented company president Alexandre Pesci. “The circuits have been exceptional showcases and an important sounding board for our brand with a very wide audience. The returns on investment of these activities in the motorsports business have been more than satisfactory.
“We are giving ourselves time to redefine the contours of our business, but the effects of this decision will be immediate for the racing department as soon as the WEC season ends.
“These are not easy decisions to make and we are saddened that we will not be able to meet our past commitments for the years to come.”
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