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Magnussen To Race With High Class At Le Mans

Should its #20 ELMS ORECA receive a Le Mans invite

Four-time Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Jan Magnussen says he will be ready to drive High Class Racing’s #20 ORECA 07 Gibson at the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours should the team receive an invitation for its 2020 full-season ELMS car.

The Dane is motivated to return to Le Mans in the prototype ranks after getting a taste of the 07 chassis during the Bahrain FIA WEC Rookie Test last December with the team.

The team has released a render of the car’s livery, which looks to be based on the Danish national flag. Magnussen would race with the team as part of an all-Danish driver line-up for what is set to be the team’s second appearance in the French endurance classic. The team already has an automatic invitation via its full-season FIA World Endurance Championship entry in LMP2, but is looking to expand to a two-car effort this year.

“I really had a great time with High Class Racing at Bahrain last year and I will enjoy racing with the team at Le Mans if it’s #20 ORECA receives an invitation from the selection committee,” said Magnussen.

“Going into the prototype class could be fun. FIA WEC’s top class appears to be going in the right direction. I think the newly-announced LMDH rules are very exciting and could attract more manufacturers to the top class at Le Mans, so I look forward to seeing what the future will bring. I see doing Le Mans with High Class Racing this year as a great opportunity to start a relationship that would eventually see me join the FIA WEC in LMDH class in the future.”

The other two drivers that would partner Magnussen at Le Mans for what would be the Dane’s 22nd start will be announced in due course.