Mathias Beche is set to join High Class Racing for its Le Mans 24 Hours debut next month, joining forces with the Danish team’s regular drivers Anders Fjordbach and Dennis Andersen in its new ORECA 07 Gibson.
Beche joins the team having spent most of the FIA World Endurance Championship 2018/19 ‘Super Season’ competing at the head of the LMP1 Privateer field with Rebellion Racing, scoring two podium finishes and a single overall race win at Silverstone last year.
The Danish team, which competes full time in the European Le Mans Series’ LMP2 class, will benefit from the experience of Beche. The 32-year-old is a veteran of sportscar racing, with years of prototype experience, including multiple seasons spent racing in both the LMP1 and LMP2 classes of the Le Mans Series and FIA World Endurance Championship. A winner in both series, his highlight was being crowned 2012 European Le Mans Series champion.
“I am delighted to join High Class Racing for the Le Mans 24 Hours, and I would like to thank Rebellion Racing for allowing me to compete with them,” Beche said.
“I will bring the experience from my successes in the past and help Anders, Dennis and the team to get the best out of our package.”
Beche has six Le Mans starts to his name. In 2014 he won the LMP1-L sub-class, before finishing on the overall podium at the fabled race just last year, both with Rebellion Racing.
The 2019 running of the Le Mans 24 Hours will be High Class Racing’s third race with the ORECA 07 chassis after it made the switch from Dallara to the French manufacturer over the offseason.
The 2019 running of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the 87th edition, will take place on June 15-16th.