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Mouser-sponsored rebellion racing preps for next challenge

06 May 2016

Mouser teams with its manufacturer partner LEMO to sponsor the Rebellion team in the 2016 season.

Coming off a very strong showing in the United Kingdom, the Mouser Electronics-sponsored Rebellion Racing team now prepares to tackle the challenging course at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on May 7.

The team kicked off the 2016 FIA WEC racing season in fine form April 17, finishing third and fourth at Britain’s Six Hours of Silverstone, and taking the top two positions in the LMP1 Privateer class. Rebellion’s No. 13 car, driven by the gifted 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.

The Rebellion team closed a very successful 2015 racing season on a high note in November, with the No. 13 Rebellion R-One AER winning the last race of the season, the 6 Hours of Bahrain. With that win, the No. 13 crew secured second place in the teams’ championship and completed a 1-2 finish with the No. 12 car in the FIA WEC Endurance Trophy for Private LMP1 Teams.

Rebellion Racing won four of the six races in which the team competed in 2015 with their two Rebellion R-One AER cars, including a 1-2 finish at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. With cars powered by AER P60 V6 GDI twin-turbocharged engines, the Rebellion team earned the distinction of being the top two non-factory cars in their LMP1 class in 2015.

“With a very successful season last year, we had high hopes for a strong outing at Silverstone, and we were not disappointed,” said Todd McAtee, Vice President of Americas, Business Development at Mouser Electronics. “This high-tech sport perfectly aligns with our performance-driven business model and provides a great platform to 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 distributes LEMO’s products, including a wide range of push-pull circular connectors and module connector solutions. Known for quality and reliability, LEMO connectors are ideal for harsh environment, medical equipment, test and measurement instrumentation, telecommunications, audio/video, and other applications.

The race at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium will be followed by races at Le Mans, France (June 18 – 19); Nürburgring, Germany (July 24); 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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