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Scherer to Make IMSA Debut with High Class

High Class Racing signs United Autosports WEC driver Fabio Scherer for IMSA enduros…

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FIA World Endurance Championship driver Fabio Scherer has been named in High Class Racing’s LMP2 lineup for the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship long-distance races, marking the Swiss driver’s debut in the North American series.

Scherer represented United Autosports in the WEC this year and contributed to the team’s class victories at the 6 Hours of Spa and the 6 Hours of Monza.

The 22-year-old, who is upgrading from Silver to Gold status this winter, will share the High Class-prepared Oreca 07 Gibson with Anders Fjordbach and Dennis Andersen.

Scherer will join the two full-season Danish drivers for the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup rounds at Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

“We are delighted to welcome Fabio to the team in this new challenge in the United States,” said High Class Racing team coordinator Gustavo Fornell.

“It will be all-new for him too because he has never raced on these circuits, but he has great talent and will quickly adapt and form a great line-up with Anders and Dennis.”

Scherer contested the 2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship before switching to closed-wheel competition the following year, as part of Team WRT’s crew in the DTM.

After a tough season points-wise that was highlighted by two top-five finishes late in the year, Scherer was picked up by United Autosports to be its designated Silver-rated driver in the WEC.

He represented the defending champions at five of the six rounds, missing only the 8 Hours of Portimao due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Scherer also took part in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season driving for the Fach Auto Racing squad.

“I’m really excited to be joining High Class Racing and to race in the United States,” he said.

“It will be a fresh challenge and it’ll be great to compete on such great old-school circuits. In fact, I have never even been to the US before, so it will be all-new for me.
 
“High Class Racing have a strong record and we’re all looking forward to the first round in Daytona where they ran well last year.

“As I have moved from being a Silver-graded driver to Gold, it will be great to help lead the team in what is an exciting new adventure.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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