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2017 marks Michel Vaillant's return to the great
Le Mans 24 Hours after a ten year of absence.

The humming of the motors, the speed fueled adrenaline, the cheers from the crowd…he’ll never tire of it!

From virtual to real, the heroes from the Michel Vaillant books will come to life during the race, where team Vaillante Rebellion powered by Motul will be aiming for a spot on the podium.

From real to virtual, the current Michel Vaillant artists will be taking on a totally new kind of challenge during the Le Mans 24 Hours. Taking turns, like the team crew during a race, they will each be drawing live, the key events of the race and the adventures of team Vaillante Rebellion Powered by Motul team.

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VAILLANTE Rebellion TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS / ORECA 07 LMP2

CHASSIS
• Carbon shell & bee’s nest
• Length: 4745mm
• Width: 1895mm
• Height: 1045mm
• Front track: 1570mm
• Rear track: 1550mm
• Wheel base: 3005mm
• Weight: 930kg
ENGINE
• Gibson GK-428: 4200cc
• Type: 90° V8
• Power: 603 HP
• Max. running speed: 9000 RPM
• Lubricant: Motul 300V 5W30 Power Racing
• Electronics: Cosworth

BODY
• Carbon/Kevlar
MISC
• Suspension: Double wishbone pushrod
• Adjustable dampers, developed specifically by PKM
• Tyres selected by teams Front: 30-68/R18, Back: 31-71/R18
• Front Wheels: 12.5 ″x18 ″
• Back Wheels: 13 ″x18 ″

BRAKES
• Carbon ventilated discs
• Calipers: 6 piston monoblock
GEAR BOX • Brand: Xtrac
• Type: Transversal carter Magnesium
• Gear changes: Steering wheel paddles/pneumatic control
• Ratios: 6 + reverse

SAFETY
• Six point HANS device compatible harness
• 75l rubber bladder fuel tank with integrated petrol reserve

Portraits of iconic drivers

NICOLAS PROST

The oldest son of the four times Formula 1 World Champion Alain Prost, Nicolas take part in the Le Mans 24 Hours since 10 years. He has been part of the Rebellion Racing team for 9 years and also takes part in ice racing and Formula E. His achievements? Euro Formula 3000 Champion in 2008, winner of the Petit Le Mans in 2012 and 2013 and winner of the private team drivers trophy in LMP1 in 2014.

BRUNO SENNA

Nephew of the triple Formula 1 World Champion Ayrton Senna, this Brazilian driver started out in Formula 1 in 2010 with Hispania Racing F1 Team. He has raced the Le Mans 24 Hours four times and is proud to return to La Sarthe as a Vaillante Rebellion driver.

NELSON PIQUET JUNIOR

Son of the triple Formula 1 World Champion Nelson Piquet, he joined the Renault F1 Team school in 2008 for his Formula 1 debut. For his second consecutive year at the Le Mans 24 Hours with Rebellion racing, he is joining team Vaillante Rebellion Powered by Motul!

DAVID HEINEMEIER HANSSON

David is a Danish programmer, born in 1979, the founder of the Ruby on Rails framework and wiki Instiki. In 2012, he took part in his first Le Mans 24 Hours at the wheel of a Morgan LMP2 by Oak racing. For his 6th outing, he is joining team Vaillante Rebellion Powered by Motul.

JULIEN CANAL

A racing driver from Le Mans, Julien Canal started in single-seaters in 2003. He holds no less has four victories in the FFSA GT French Championship, one in the Castellet 8 Hours in 2010, six in the FIA World Endurance Championship and two at the Le Mans 24 Hours, where he will be competing for the eighth time and this year and for the first time with team Vaillante Rebellion Powered by Motul.

MATHIAS BECHE

A Swiss racing driver, Mathias started is career in single-seaters in 2007 in Asia. He transferred to endurance in 2009 with the Formula Le Mans. Mathias has raced for five years as part of the Rebellion Racing team and will continue this adventure as a Vaillante Rebellion Powered by Motul driver in 2017.