14-09-2016 | | By Paul Whytock
The Rebellion R-One AER car secured fifth place overall and a win in the LMP1 Privateer Class in the first-ever Six Hours of Mexico Race, the fifth round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.
The race was run at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez which is a 2.7 mile, 17 corner track named after Mexican racing brothers Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez, the latter being a well known endurance racer.
The circuit was opened in 1962 with its first event being the non-Championship Mexican Grand Prix and in the last 12 months the facility has been upgraded with the entire track being resurfaced and changes made to a number of corners including the notoriously challenging Peraltada bend.
Rebellion Racing, sponsored this year by Mouser Electronics and LEMO, has strengthened its position in its bid for the championship. Next, the team goes to Austin, Texas, on September 17 for the six hour race at the Circuit of the Americas, a 3.4-mile track.
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