Ex-F1 driver Bruno Senna joins Rebellion for its 2017 WEC LMP2 move

Ex-Formula 1 driver Bruno Senna will join Rebellion Racing for an assault on the World Endurance Championship's LMP2 division in 2017

Ex-F1 driver Bruno Senna joins Rebellion for its 2017 WEC LMP2 move

The Brazilian, who moves over from the RGR Sport P2 squad, has been announced by Rebellion as one of its drivers at the same time as the Anglo-Swiss team confirmed its participation in the WEC.

Senna joins existing Rebellion drivers Nelson Piquet Jr, Nicolas Prost and Mathias Beche in the first wave of signings for its two-car team of ORECA-Gibson 07s.

The driver combinations and the silver-rated drivers who will be a mandatory part of each of the team's line-ups following its decision to step down from the LMP1 privateer ranks will be announced at a later stage.

Senna, 33, said: "I'm so excited to be part of Rebellion Racing's line-up for WEC in 2017.

"The team really has strived to get the most competitive line-up possible to challenge for the championship, as well as winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in LMP2."

Rebellion had previously announced its intention to move to LMP2 after dominating the privateer P1 ranks since the rebirth of the WEC in 2012, but only hinted at a likely continuation in the WEC.

The first of the team's new ORECAs ran for the first time last week during an official Dunlop tyre test at Sebring.

Rebellion will give the first of its ORECAs a race debut in next month's Daytona 24 Hours as part of its assault on the North American Endurance Cup segment of the IMSA SportsCar Championship.

The car will be driven at Daytona on January 28/29 by Rebellion regular Nick Heidfeld, former star driver and 2016 WEC champion Neel Jani, and Toyota LMP1 racers Sebastien Buemi and Stephane Sarrazin.

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