With a strong showing last month at Germany’s renowned Nürburgring, expectations are high as the Mouser Electronics-sponsored Rebellion Racing team prepares for the inaugural 6 Hours of Mexico, set for September 3 in Mexico City. The team held onto its 1-2 standing in the Privateer LMP1 class through the always-challenging Le Mans endurance race as well as at the Nürburgring. The race in Mexico City will be at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, a 2.674-mile asphalt track that features 17 demanding turns.
The Rebellion Racing 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. After Le Mans, Mathias Beche filled the slot vacated by Piquet, whose contract for Rebellion included only the first three races of the season.
“With four strong outings behind them, five races to go and a firm lead in the Privateer LMP1 class, we could not be more pleased with the team’s success this 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.”
As it did in 2015, 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 through the entire 2016 season. 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 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 Mexico City will be followed by races in Austin, Texas, September 17; Fuji, Japan, October 16; Shanghai, China, November 6; and the season finale in Sakhir, Bahrain, November 19.
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