Another Dane to race for Team Project 1

Team Project 1 will have another Danish driver behind the wheel for the 2022 FIA WEC season.

Mikkel O. Pedersen will be racing for the sportscar team onboard the Porsche 911 RSR #46.

The 24-year-old Dane has already raced thousands of kilometres with the German sportscar brand. He made his debut in 2013, and has raced in several categories in both Denmark and the Nordics, prior to entering the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, where he raced from late 2015 until the end of 2019, followed by a couple of seasons in the GT World Challenge Europe.

He has been racing for the Italian Dinamic Motorsport outfit in a GT3 car, so the GTE car will be quite a bit more advanced, but speed-wise, they are very close to each other, but without the help of things like ABS.

Team Project 1 Porsche #46
Photo: JJ Media

Team Project 1 #46 will be one of 13 entered GTE Am cars, with their closest rivals being the teammates in car #56, with the newly crowned Asian Le Mans Series in the GT category for Inception Racing, who has bought car #56 for their FIA WEC and Le Mans programme.

Matteo Cairoli was the only driver mentioned so far in car #46, but will be joined by Rodrigo Sales as the third driver. Sales won the Asian Le Mans Series Championship in the LMP2 category for Nielsen Racing. So Sales will be racing in LMP2 at Le Mans, instead of racing in this GTE Am car.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is part of the FIA WEC season, which has been one of the big career goals for Mikkel Overgaard Pedersen, since he started racing, and that will be fulfilled in 2022.

There was another Dane racing for Team Project 1 in the past, with David Heinemeier Hansson participating in the second half of 2019, doing only half of the FIA WEC season.

The first round of the FIA World Endurance Championship 2022 will run in just over two weeks’ time, when the Prologue will run on 12 and 13 March at Sebring International Raceway, followed by the 1000 Miles race being run on Friday 18 March at the very same venue.

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