High Class Racing has announced their drivers for their second car at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Jan and Kevin Magnussen will be sharing the car with Anders Fjordbach. That will make it an all-Danish team for the ORECA 07 Gibson LMP2 #49.
This is the first Le Mans for Kevin Magnussen. He has been on the Formula 1 route until now, but closed that chapter of his career, and has started to focus on sportscars from this season onwards. He is currently racing for Chip Ganassi Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, plus he is signed up for Peugeot Sport and their new Hypercar program for 2022.
This will be the twenty-third Le Mans for Jan Magnussen. He previously raced LMP cars for Panoz and Audi Sport Team Goh at Le Mans, before he joined Corvette Racing for his many years as a factory driver in the GT1, GT2, and GTE Pro categories.
This will be the third time for Anders Fjordbach at the 24 hours classic. He got his first laps at the circuit in 2017, where he was a reserve driver for SMP Racing, while his actual race debut came for High Class Racing in 2019.
This is far from the first time, for a father-son combination at Le Mans. Martin and Alex Brundle raced an LMP2 car in the 2012 edition of the race, and two years prior to that, we had an all-Mansell LMP1 car with Greg, Leo, and Nigel, and there have been other examples over the years.
Anders Fjordbach and Jan Magnussen are already teammates this coming week, where they will start an FIA World Endurance Championship campaign with Dennis Andersen as the third driver in car #20. Andersen is named for the 24 hours race too, but has no teammates named yet in car #20. It will only be car #20 scoring points for the FIA WEC series, while #49 doesn’t count towards the FIA WEC Championship.
The three drivers will start their common work in July, ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2021 on 21-22 August.