Jan Magnussen looks set to compete with High Class Racing at the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans, pending an invite from the ACO.
IMSA veteran Magnussen tested the ORECA 07-Gibson with which the team competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship last month at Bahrain International Circuit.
Thanks to its WEC campaign, the team already has an automatic invitation for the French endurance classic, but it is hoping to expand with a second car, spearheaded by Magnussen and driven by an all-Danish line-up.
The team has been confirmed as an entry into the 2020 European Le Mans Series with its #20 ORECA 07-Gibson, with team regular Anders Fjordbach currently being the only driver listed on the entry list, which features an impressive 18 LMP2 entries as part of a 40-car grid.
A render released by the team on Wednesday shows a red, white and black livery resembling the Danish flag and featuring Magnussen’s name, giving a glimpse into what a second Le Mans entry would look like if it were to be accepted by the ACO.
“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 its #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.”