Excitement is running high as the Mouser Electronics-sponsored Rebellion Racing team prepares to tackle Germany’s famed Nürburgring on July 24. The team excelled at the always-challenging Le Mans endurance race on June 19 while maintaining a firm hold onto its 1-2 standing in the Privateer LMP1 class. Hopes are high as champion driver Mathias Beche returns to the Rebellion team after being loaned out to the French team of Thiriet to drive for their LMP2 team at Le Mans.
The team kicked off the 2016 FIA WEC racing season in fine form on April 17, finishing third and fourth at Britain’s 6 Hours of Silverstone and taking the top two positions in the LMP1 Privateer class. It was an identical finish at Spa-Francorchamps, where Rebellion’s No. 13 car, driven by the dynamic team of Matheo Tuscher, Dominik Kraihamer and Alexandre Imperatori, came in a strong third, closely followed by their sister car, No. 12, driven by Nicolas Prost, Nick Heidfeld and Nelson Piquet Jr. With Le Mans behind them, Beche will fill the slot vacated by Piquet, whose contract for Rebellion included the first three races of the season.
“The team is enjoying a very successful season,” said Todd McAtee, Vice President, Americas Business Development, at Mouser Electronics. “Their determination and professionalism in this high-tech sport perfectly aligns with our performance-driven business model and provides an ideal platform to further 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 is again teaming with its manufacturer partner LEMO, a global leader in the design and production of precision custom connection solutions, to sponsor the Rebellion team in the 2016 season. Mouser distributes LEMO’s products, including a wide range of push-pull circular connectors and module connector solutions. Known for exceptional quality and reliability, LEMO connectors are ideal for harsh environment, medical equipment, test and measurement instrumentation, telecommunications, audio/video, and other applications.
The Nürburgring event will be followed by races in Mexico City, September 3; Austin, Texas, September 17; Fuji, Japan, October 16; Shanghai, China, November 6; and Sakhir, Bahrain, November 19.
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