Rebellion Peugeot to « rebel » in endurance racing
Peugeot and Rebellion Corporation will be joining forces to tackle the challenges of the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) and the Le Mans 24 Hours.
From 2022, the two companies will focus their shared passion for racing, their respective success in the discipline and their sporting and technological pedigrees on contesting world class endurance racing’s Hypercar class using hybrid power. “Peugeot has been behind some of endurance racing’s most memorable moments, with both petrol and diesel power,” says Jean Philippe Imparato, CEO of Automobiles Peugeot. “I am enthusiastic about this programme, especially as we will be working in association with a major partner. Rebellion Corporation's proven passion, quest for perfection and performance credentials fit perfectly with Peugeot’s own values, which are exacting standards, sharp design and emotion.” “We are young, ambitious and ‘Rebells’!” adds Calim Bouhadra, director of Rebellion Corporation.
Peugeot 905 © Gilles Bouvier
Their association is driven by their resolve to make Peugeot’s commitment to endurance racing and Rebellion Corporation's move into the prestigious championship’s new era a success. “Together, we are going to build a car and team to compete in what promises to be a fiercely-contested championship as we seek to begin a successful record together,” states Alexandre Pesci, president of Rebellion Corporation. In January 2020, the technical squad will lay down the project’s main lines, as Peugeot Sport and Rebellion Racing put the team into place: “Rebellion Racing’s experience of the FIA WEC will be a big asset as we put together the strongest possible team for our programme,” concludes Jean-Marc Finot, director of PSA Motorsport. “The roles will be divided as a function of our respective competencies but we will form a single entity working out of Versailles-Satory.”