Rebellion Racing has renewed its partnership with ORECA as the team returns to LMP1 for the 2018-19 World Endurance Championship.

Having won the LMP2 class last season, Rebellion is aiming to build on its 2017 success this year by will keep the same chassis and engine manufacturer moving forwards.

The Rebellion R13 will be built by French manufacturer ORECA and will be powered by a new Gibson engine, an update on the one the team used last season.

“To design this new LMP1 prototype is a wonderful challenge,” said ORECA Group CEO Hugues de Chaunac.

“When the design bureau began developing the Oreca 07, we really wanted to move up to the next level, one step higher compared to the Oreca 05.

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“The successes achieved last year really motivated and convinced us to now tackle the highly competitive main category.

“Fitted with an atmospheric engine, this LMP1 will face a hard task against the hybrid cars. But the Rebellion R 13 will be a very determined challenger.”

The car, which will be based on the LMP2 winning machine, will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

Rebellion has already confirmed its super season driver line up. Bruno Senna and Mathias Beche will continue at the team and will be joined by Andre Lotterer, Neel Jani, Gustavo Menezes and Thomas Laurent.