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High Class Reveals Drivers, Livery for WEC Debut

High Class confirms two drivers for WEC; Super GT points leader linked to third driver role…

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High Class Racing has revealed a new livery and confirmed the drivers for its first season in the FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 ranks.

One of the Danish squad’s current European Le Mans Series regulars, Anders Fjordbach, and experienced South African racer Mark Patterson have been announced to drive the No. 33 Oreca 07 Gibson.

While their co-driver has not been officially named, the initials of Japanese Super GT points leader Kenta Yamashita appeared in a livery reveal video posted by the team.

23-year-old Yamashita, who won the most recent Super GT round at Buriram with Lexus teammate Kazuya Oshima, also competes in Super Formula for Kondo Racing.

The 2016 Japanese Formula 3 champion is now set to make his WEC and prototype racing debut with High Class, with an announcement expected later this week.

High Class emerged on the Le Mans prototype scene when it joined the ELMS LMP2 grid with a Dallara P217 Gibson in 2017.

The team picked up consecutive podium finishes in its first two races before a tough 2018 season resulted in a change of chassis to the Oreca 07 for this year.

It recently made its 24 Hours of Le Mans debut with Fjordbach sharing the wheel with Dennis Andersen and former Rebellion Racing LMP1 driver Mathias Beche.

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

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