Rebellion Racing opts for World Endurance Championship and signs Harold Primat
|Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 19:02 GMT|
Rebellion Racing has committed to the new World Endurance Championship for 2012 and announced the signing of ex-Aston Martin driver Harold Primat.
The Le Mans Series LMP1 champion team confirmed in November that its Lolas would remain Toyota powered despite the Japanese firm launching its own factory effort, and has now finalised a two-car WEC programme. With the LMS opting to make LMP2 its top class from 2012, Rebellion has chosen to move into the WEC rather than switching to the American Le Mans Series.
Andrea Belicchi, Neel Jani and Nicolas Prost stay on as drivers, with Primat - who spent the last three seasons with Aston Martin Racing's LMP1 team - taking the place of Jean-Christophe Boullion.
Rebellion team manager Bart Hayden said: "I am pleased to welcome Harold on-board, he will bring a great deal of experience to the team."