Peugeot has ensured that Rebellion’s decision to end its motorsport commitments does not affect its WEC programme.
The French auto giant had partnered with Rebellion Racing to develop a car for its future FIA World Endurance Championship campaign, but the Swiss outfit announced on Thursday that it is ending all motorsport activities after this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In a statement responding to the news, Peugeot Sport ensured that Rebellion’s decision has ‘no impact’ on Peugeot’s endurance racing programme and that the PSA Motorsport is ‘enthusiastically moving forward’ with the project.
“We are currently in the early stage of building up our WEC techical project and we acknowledge Rebellion’s decision that appoint us in a direction to modify the configuration of our operational system by 2022,” said Jean-Marc Finot, PSA Motorsport Director. “Their decision to withdraw does not change Peugeot’s program in endurance.
We continue working with enthusiasm in a configuration refocused with our partner Total, to design a race car that will be a source of pride for Peugeot and that will be perfectly alligned with its energetic transition.”
Peugeot Sport also released an updated render of its hypercar concept, which remains largely the same but notably without Rebellion’s name and signature red colour as part of the livery.