Jan Magnussen will be testing for High Class Racing, in the upcoming FIA WEC test in Bahrain.
The 46 year-old Danish racing driver is currently without an international racing seat, after his contract at Corvette Racing didn’t get extended.
In a press release issued by the team, they announce that he will test one of the team’s ORECA 07 Gibson LMP2 cars, with Michael Markussen also testing the car. The team already has an entry for the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to their WEC car #33, but they are hoping to get their #20 from the European Le Mans Series into the big race too. If they are granted an entry, it will be with a fully Danish line-up, with Magnussen likely to be one of those drivers.
Anders Fjordbach is already racing in the team’s WEC car, and has been a fixed part of High Class Racing in all their international exploids for the previous seasons, as well as their Le Mans debut in 2019, so they need a new lead driver for their ELMS car in 24 Hours race – entry permitted.
Jan Magnussen has previously raced prototypes at Le Mans. His first four races was with Panoz, before he got a single year with Audi Sport Japan Team Goh in 2003, finishing just off the overall podium, as the second best Audi, behind a Bentley 1-2. He had raced for Corvette Racing ever since.
The test will run in Bahrain on 15 December – the day after the 8 Hours of Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship round.