Rebellion set to run only one LMP1 car in WEC 2019/20

Top LMP1 privateer Rebellion Racing looks set to run a single car in the 2019/20 World Endurance Championship despite having two entries

Rebellion set to run only one LMP1 car in WEC 2019/20

The Swiss squad has entered only one of its Rebellion-Gibson R-13s at the Silverstone series opener on September 1, despite filing two entries for the series at the end of May.

No official comment was available from the team, but sources indicate that it has decided to run one car after suggesting that the chances of fielding a second were only 50-50 on the publication of the entry list.

It appears that the announcement by SMP Racing, its only real privateer rival in 2018/19, that it was quitting the series last week helped firm up its decision.

It is understood, however, that Rebellion is looking at trying to run two cars at the Le Mans 24 Hours series finale next June.

Both Rebellions are due to take part in next week's official pre-season prologue test at Barcelona.

Team regulars Bruno Senna, Gustavo Menezes and Nathanael Berthon are expected to drive along with several newcomers.

It has not been confirmed who will race the solo car at Silverstone.

Only works drivers Mike Simpson and Charlies Robertston are listed against the two Team LNT Ginetta-AER G60-LT-P1s for Silverstone.

Ginetta is still formulating its 2019/20 WEC campaign plans and hasn't ruled out its in-house LNT squad working with other another team or teams.

Ex-Formula 1 racer Will Stevens appears set to return to the Jota-run Jackie Chan DC Racing squad for the new season.

He is listed in the solo Chan/DC car alongside Ho-Pin Tung and Gabriel Aubry after making two appearances with the team at the Sebring and Spa WEC rounds this year.

No comment was available from the team.

Aston Martin factory driver Jonny Adam is due to drive for the TF Sport GTE Am customer team with which he contested four races in 2018/19 alongside Charlie Eastwood and Salih Yoluc.

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