With a top-5 finish at the tough Six Hours of Nürburgring, the Mouser-sponsored Vaillante Rebellion racing team has high expectations as it eagerly prepares for the grueling Six Hours of Mexico City. The September 3 outing in the Mexico capital will be Round 5 of the 2017 Season of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
In the race for the Endurance Trophy for LMP2 Teams, the Mouser-sponsored Vaillante Rebellion No. 31 car has a firm hold on second place with 70 points and is positioned to mount a bid for the lead. The Vaillante Rebellion No. 13 car is at eighth place with 26 points but is still in the hunt with four races to go.
“We’re impressed by Vaillante Rebellion’s exceptional performance this season. In Nürburgring, both cars came off the line strong and attacked the field throughout the race,” said Todd McAtee, Mouser’s Vice President of Americas Business Development. “We are proud of the team and look forward to seeing them on the course in Mexico City.”
At the German track, the No. 31 car, piloted by Filipe Albuquerque, Bruno Senna and Julien Canal, led the pack in the first hour and bravely fought off several challenges to secure a second place win in the LMP2 category. Vaillante Rebellion’s No. 13 car, driven by Pipo Derani, Mathias Beche and David Heinemeier Hansson, followed closely to place fourth in the category.
Mouser is proud to again partner with valued supplier LEMO, a global leader in the design and production of precision custom connection solutions, to sponsor Vaillante Rebellion for the entire 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship season. Mouser distributes the full line of quality LEMO connector solutions including their original push-pull connectors.
Racing is all about speed and endurance, and racing sponsorships are an innovative way for Mouser to communicate its performance-driven business model and promote the newest technologies from its manufacturer partners. The Mouser-backed Rebellion team ran away with the crown in the LMP1 Privateer Class last year, and with a new class comes new challenges.
After Mexico City, the series travels to Fuji, Japan, on October 15 and Shanghai on November 5, before ending the season at Sakhir, Bahrain, on November 18. To learn more, visit www.mouser.com/rebellion-racing.