The 2016 FIA WEC racing season has begun with the Mouser Electronics-sponsored Rebellion Racing team finishing third and fourth at the 6 Hours of Silverstone, and securing the top two positions in the LMP1 Privateer classification. Rebellion’s No. 13 car, driven by the team of Matheo Tuscher, Dominik Kraihamer and Alexandre Imperatori, came in a strong third at the Silverstone course, closely followed by their sister car, No. 12, driven by Nicolas Prost, Nick Heidfeld and Nelson Piquet Jr.
Mouser is again teaming with its manufacturer partner LEMO to sponsor the Rebellion Racing team through the 2016 season. The Rebellion team closed a successful 2015 racing season on a high note in November, with the No. 13 Rebellion R-One AER winning the last race of the season, the 6 Hours of Bahrain. With that win, the No. 13 crew secured second place in the teams’ championship and completed a 1-2 finish with the No. 12 car in the FIA WEC Endurance Trophy for Private LMP1 Teams.
Rebellion Racing won four of the six races in which the team competed in 2015 with their two Rebellion R-One AER cars, including a 1-2 finish at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. With cars powered by AER P60 V6 GDI twin-turbocharged engines, the Rebellion team earned the distinction of being the top two non-factory cars in their LMP1 class in 2015.
“With a very successful season last year, we had high hopes for a strong outing at Silverstone, and we were not disappointed,” said Todd McAtee, Vice President of Americas, Business Development at Mouser Electronics. “This high-tech sport perfectly aligns with our performance driven business model and provides a great platform to raise awareness for Mouser and our industry leading manufacturers.”
Racing is all about speed and endurance, and Mouser sees the racing sponsorships as an innovative way to communicate its performance driven business model and promote the newest technologies from its manufacturer partners. Mouser distributes LEMO’s products, including a range of push-pull circular connectors and module connector solutions.
Next, the Rebellion team heads to Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium on 7th May, followed by races at Le Mans, France (18th-19th June), Nürburgring, Germany (24th July), Mexico City (3rd September); Austin, Texas (17th September); Fuji, Japan (16th October); Shanghai, China (6th November 6); and Sakhir, Bahrain (19th November).