WEC

Ryan Wood  |    9 January 2017

Rebellion completes line-up with David Heinemeier Hansson and Julien Canal


Rebellion Racing has confirmed that David Heinemeier Hansson and Julien Canal will complete its 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship line-up.

The Anglo-Swiss team announced last month four of its six drivers in Nicolas Prost, Mathias Beche, Nelson Piquet Jr and Bruno Senna.

It has now confirmed that Heinemeier Hansson will join Beche and Piquet in the No. 13 Oreca 07 Gibson, whilst Canal will join Prost and Senna in the No. 31 car.

Heinemeier Hansson makes a return to the LMP2 class having spent last year racing for Abu Dhabi Proton Racing in the GTE-Am class where he finished runner-up and therefore fulfills WEC's Bronze/Silver-driver requirement for the LMP2 class.

"Since I started racing at a top level, Rebellion Racing has stood at the pinnacle of the privateer tradition with pace, style, and a determination to see things through," said the Danish driver.

"I couldn’t wish for a better team to begin my fifth full season in the FIA WEC and my sixth crack at the 24 hours of Le Mans.

"The competition is tougher than ever in LMP2, the cars are more exciting than ever, and together we will be ready as a team."

Canal also qualifies having claimed the LMP2 championship in 2015 before enjoying a one-year stint with Greaves Motorsport in the European Le Mans series.

"After winning the FIA WEC LMP2 [championship] in 2015, my desire to return to this championship was very high and I wanted to come back with a strong team, a team with the will to win and positive vibe," added the Frenchman.

"I cannot wait to drive the new Oreca 07 LMP2 car. I know Bruno Senna, we get on very well, and with Nico our friendly relationship goes back for many years, I’m looking forward to sharing this car with them both."



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