Former Haas F1 driver Kevin Magnussen will join his multiple Le Mans-winning father at High Class Racing’s LMP2 entry at this year’s race.
Kevin Magnussen joins his father and fellow Dane Anders Fjordbach as drivers for the #49 Oreca 07 in the LMP2 Pro/Am category.
High Class Racing, a Danish team, are set to enter two LMP2 Le Mans entries with the #20 and the #49.
They will contend with 24 other LMP2s in the category and against 10 Pro/Am competitors.
The ex-F1 driver made his sports car endurance debut at the Rolex Daytona 24 Hours earlier this year where he fought for the overall win with Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing.
He secured fifth at Daytona and at his most recent outing at the 12 Hours of Sebring.
The Dane is also amongst the driver line-up in Peugeot’s Le Mans Hypercar program set to welcome the French manufacturer into the championship in 2022.
His ex-F1 father has spent over 20 years in the sports car endurance discipline having debuted at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1999 for Panoz Motorsports’ LMP racer.
The 47-year-old has competed at every Le Mans since with an affiliation with Corvette Racing from 2004 onwards.
With four GT2/GTE-Pro class Le Mans victories, one Daytona 24 win and two IMSA WeatherTech Championship titles in GTLM, he brings a wealth of experience and success to the team.
On top of this, he is set to compete in High Class Racing’s #20 full-time Season 9 pursuit which is set to commence next week at the Prologue and 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps opener.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place on August 21-22 later this Summer.
🚨👀 Introducing our #49 lineup for 2021 @24hoursoflemans welcoming @KevinMagnussen to the team joining @AFjordbach and @janmagnussen to fight together for the dream ❤️🤍#highclassracing #WEC #lemans24 #worldendurancechampionship #WEC2021 #hrx #skaarup #motul #goodyear #shashi pic.twitter.com/nm3DMxKy3B
— High Class Racing (@HighClassRacing) April 23, 2021