Endurance Team Looks to Lead the Pack in Austin
The Mouser-sponsored No. 13 Rebellion R-One AER car secured fifth place overall and the win in the LMP1 Privateer Class on September 3 in the first-ever 6 Hours of Mexico, the fifth round the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.
Rebellion Racing, sponsored this year by Mouser Electronics and LEMO, a global leader in the design and production of precision custom connection solutions, significantly strengthened its position in their bid for the championship. Next, the team ventures to Austin, Texas, on September 17 for the 6 Hours of the Circuit of the Americas, a 3.4-mile course that features 20 tough turns.
“It’s certainly been an exciting season and with only four races to go, the team is in a great position to take the title this year. We are extremely pleased,” said Todd McAtee, Vice President, Americas Business Development, 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.”
As it did in 2015, Mouser is teaming with its manufacturer partner LEMO to sponsor the Rebellion team through the entire 2016 season. Racing is all about speed and endurance, and Mouser sees the racing sponsorship as an innovative way to communicate its performance-driven business model and promote the newest technologies from its manufacturer partners like LEMO.
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 race in Austin will be followed by races at Fuji, Japan, October 16; Shanghai, China, November 6; and the season finale in Sakhir, Bahrain, November 19. The Rebellion Racing team kicked off the 2016 FIA WEC racing season 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 came in a strong third, closely followed by their sister car, No. 12. Both had strong outings at Germany’s renowned Nürburgring and held onto their 1-2 standing in the Privateer LMP1 class through the always-challenging Le Mans endurance race.