High Class Racing goes west

High Class Racing will turn their focus to the USA for the upcoming 2022 season.

The Danish team, who has been based right next to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya so far, will enter the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the LMP2 category.

Anders Fjordbach and Dennis Andersen will once again share the ORECA 07 Gibson, just like they have done previously in the European Le Mans Series, and the FIA World Endurance Championship, more or less uninterrupted since 2017.

The team haven’t announced their endurance drivers yet. The team also ran at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2021, where Robert Kubica and Ferdinand Habsburg were third and fourth drivers on the car. They sadly didn’t get to participate in the race itself, since the gearbox broke very early in the race, with only Dennis Andersen having been in the car at that point.

They have been on the podium several times over the years. It all started out very well at their ELMS debut at Silverstone 2017, where the team finished on an overall third place in the race. The Dallara chassis then started to develop issues setup wise, while the ORECA and Ligier teams learned how to fine-tune theirs, so that made the car drop further and further on the result lists. So two brand new ORECA 07 cars were bought for the 2019 season, with the team participating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, European Le Mans Series, and the FIA World Endurance Championship. They most recently have scored some LMP2 Pro/Am podiums in the FIA WEC.

High Class Racing #20 Daytona 2021
Photo Courtesy of IMSA / Michael L. Levitt

Their probably biggest task was Le Mans 2021, where the team ran Jan and Kevin Magnussen in the same car, alongside Anders Fjordbach, while Dennis Andersen, Ricky Taylor and Marco Sørensen were in the team’s second car. It turned out to be a week with a lot of technical issues, and they never really got on top of it, with the results not really living up to their expectations. But both cars did still finish the race.

There is knowledge of two of the circuits within the team, so far. Daytona with their own car this year, while Anders Fjordbach was running at Sebring in 2019 for PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports.

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2022 season starts on 21 January with the ROAR Before the 24 test, while the race itself will run at the very same Daytona International Speedway, one week later.

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