Rebellion CEO Calim Bouhadra revealed to Motorsport.com in the run-up to Le Mans that his team's participation in the eight-hour Bahrain race on November 14 depended on it still having a shot at beating Toyota to the WEC title.
Following second place in the double-points French classic for Gustavo Menezes, Norman Nato and Bruno Senna, the trio are 30 points behind Toyota's #8 crew with only 39 on offer (including a bonus point for pole) in the final event of the 2019/20 campaign.
Given Rebellion's #1 R-13 would have been the only non-hybrid LMP1 on the grid for the race, clawing back such a deficit would have relied on both Toyotas not finishing.
Bouhadra confirmed to Motorsport.com on Tuesday that a final decision has been taken by the Swiss outfit to abandon the Bahrain race, effectively drawing a close on the team's involvement in the WEC.
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