Rebellion Racing stripped of overall podium at 24 Hours of Le Mans
Rebellion Racing has been stripped of its overall podium in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, after being found to have run un-homologated bodywork to ease access to the starter motor on its No. 13 Oreca 07 Gibson.
The Swiss squad had a hole in the bodywork of the car, allowing the pit crew easier access to the starter motor to restart the engine after pit stops.
The car had suffered problems with the part earlier in the race.
David Heinemeier Hansson, Nelson Piquet Jr., and Mathias Beche drove the Oreca to third place overall and second in LMP2, finishing two laps behind the class-winning car.
The team has now been disqualified from the event, promoting the second Jackie Chan DC Racing by Jota Sport Oreca to third.
This gives the Chinese-backed, British-run team a double overall podium, with the No. 37 car of Alex Brundle, David Cheng and Tristan Gommendy joining class winners Ho-Pin Tung, Thomas Laurent and Olly Jarvis.
Signatech Alpine Matmut takes the final spot in the LMP2 class podium with its No. 35 Alpine A470 Nissan, meanwhile.