Rebellion Williams Esports have collaborated and announced their full-driver lineup amongst four entries at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual on June 13-14.
Two major names have partnered with each other to compete in four LMP2 entries for the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual amongst 16 other LMP2s.
Under the Viallante Rebellion name, they have competed in a real-life LMP2 entrant in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship.
They took an Oreca 07 Gibson, the car they will drive at Le Mans 24H Virtual, to claim the team’s title in that WEC season.
Rebellion Racing grew to be the most successful privateer to compete at Le Mans and their WEC programme will be coming to a close at the end of this WEC season.
A 13-year-long history full of achievements makes them an iconic appearance over the past decade of endurance racing.
As one of the most historic surnames in Formula 1 and in motorsport, Williams have claimed 16 world titles over 51 years in a F1 outfit.
Their esports team of 16 drivers amongst the #1, #2, #3, #13 cars are:
- #1 – Louis Deletraz (CHE) / Raffaele Marciello (ITA) / Nikodem Wiśniewski (POL) / Kuba Brzezinski (POL)
- #2 – Gustavo Menezes (USA) / Bruno Senna (BRA) / Peter Brljak (HRV) / Dawid Mroczek (POL)
- #3 – Yifei Ye (CHN) / Arthur Rougier (FRA) / Isaac Price (GBR) / Jack Keithley (GBR)
- #13 – Agustin Canapino (ARG) / Jack Aitken (GBR) / Alex Arana (ESP) / Michael Romanidis (GRC)
Alexandre Pesci, President and Owner of Rebellion, said: “We are very proud but also very curious to participate in our first race on simulators.
“It’s very exciting to see that the set will be the cream of real and virtual motorsport!
“Partnering with the official Williams team, which is one of the references on rFactor 2, is also a great opportunity. The synergy of our two teams will allow us to seek victory. ”
Steven English, the Head of Esports at Williams Racing, gave his say on the partnership: “We’re excited to partner with Rebellion for Le Mans.
“It’s the first event of this kind, and the first time Williams Esports has collaborated with a real life motorsport team in this way.
“So it’s a great privilege to enter this Virtual 24 Hours together with Rebellion, with such authenticity and credibility from Le Mans.
“Our brands fit very well together, as independent teams challenging the biggest names in motor racing. ”
Javier Guerra, Esports Coordinator of Williams Racing, has described the partnership as “a fantastic opportunity for sim racers and pro drivers to come together for what will be a very special event.”
“We have great form at Williams Esports, having won the last major endurance event in rFactor 2 – the Sebring 12 Hours,” reflecting on their recent endurance esports success on rFactor 2.