A new Danish team has been set up to compete in the European Le Mans Series in 2015, with the aim of competing at Le Mans in the near future.
Massive Motorsport, based near Aarhus in Denmark, is set to race an Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 in the GTC class of the ELMS.
The team bought the ex-Young Driver AMR car that Kristian Poulsen and Christoffer Nygaard raced in the ADAC GT Masters in 2012.
Team co-owner Casper Elgaard, who raced at Le Mans eight times and won the LMP2 class in 2009, will share the Aston Martin with current Aston Martin Racing driver Kristian Poulsen and team co-owner Simon Möller.
“The ELMS is a very good and hard championship that gives us great opportunities to offer our sponsors great experiences and great exposure throughout Europe,” Elgaard told Racemag.dk during the launch of the team on Thursday.
“With the fierce competition in that series, we get all the preparation it takes to achieve our larger goal: to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in three to four years, with our own Danish team.”
Poulsen will step down from the FIA WEC next season, according to speedweek.com, citing too much traveling as one of the reasons.
“It is increasingly difficult to combine it with my business and I would also like to see my family sometimes,” Poulsen said. “Five ELMS races are easier to plan.”