Danish-flagged ELMS and FIA WEC LMP2 team High Class Racing will make their Rolex 24 Hours debut in 2021 with a single-car entry with an ORECA 07 Gibson.
With a driver line-up yet to be confirmed the ambitious Barcelona-based outfit are set to add a one-off IMSA appearance at Daytona to a yet-to-be-revealed 2021 LMP2 programme.
“Our participation at Daytona is a natural continuation of the development that the team has undergone in recent seasons,” said team manager Nikolaj Johansen.
“Since the launch of our endurance program in 2017, we have invested heavily in infrastructure and staff, which enables us not only to participate in the highest levels of championships, but also to be competitive. The 24 Hours of Daytona has long been high on the wish list of our drivers and stakeholders, and I am happy to be able to realize this dream,.”
With two decades of history and success in motorsport, High Class Racing has been a regular in the European Le Mans Series since 2017, where they have scored several podiums, including a third place finish at the 4 Hours of Monza in 2020.
The team addd a full-season effort in the FIA WEC in 2019/20 with a second Oreca 07 LMP2 in parallel with their ELMS commitments bringing their second consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans entry, where they qualified 4th in the newly added Hyperpole shootout.
The team was running as high as 2nd before a transmission failure caused an early retirement.
Looking forward to the Daytona entry Nikolaj Johansen confirmed:
“This will be a single event entry for us, where we primarily get the opportunity to nurture our American sponsors and interests, and learn more about the IMSA organization, but of course you never now what the future brings.”