Peugeot Sport to collaborate with Rebellion on WEC challenger

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Peugeot Sport has announced that it will work with Rebellion on a hybrid hypercar for the WEC and the Le Mans 24 Hours. Rebellion’s LMP1 program will be merged into Peugeot Sport’s operation, based in Satory, France.

“Peugeot has been behind some of endurance racing’s most memorable moments, with both petrol and diesel power,” said Jean-Philippe Imparato, executive vice president for the Peugeot brand. “Today, we are turning our attention to a new adventure founded on hybrid-electrified technology.

Development responsibilities for both Rebellion Racing and Peugeot Sport will be divided by respective competencies. Oreca, the current chassis partner to Rebellion, had previously been linked to involvement in the Peugeot hypercar program but did not feature in the announcement.

Calim Bouhadra, CEO at Rebellion, added, “The technical know-how of Peugeot Sport combined with the experience of Rebellion Racing will be decisive assets to start this new era of endurance with ambitions clearly displayed.”

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