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High Class Planning WEC Driver Lineup Shuffle for Le Mans

High Class Racing pushing for all-Danish lineup that would result in WEC squad shift…

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High Class Racing is set to shuffle its FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 driver lineup for the 24 Hours of Le Mans depending on whether it receives two entries.

The Danish LMP2 outfit has already announced plans to field both its full-season WEC Oreca 07 Gibson and its European Le Mans Series Oreca in the race.

Should the second entry’s application be granted, the team intends to move Anders Fjordbach from its full-season WEC car to the ELMS entry alongside Jan Magnussen and a yet-to-be-announced third driver.

High Class has clear ambitions to have a strong Danish presence at Le Mans, as evidenced by its patriotic livery concept for the ELMS car that is driven full-time by Fjordbach and Dennis Andersen.

“We’re confident we’ll get the [second] entry,” team principal Peter Utoft told Sportscar365.

“I had a meeting with Gerard Neveu [WEC and ELMS CEO] the other day and gave him some background.

“When you come to Le Mans you always see you get a lot of Danes there. That’s from the time of Tom Kristensen. It’s dropped a little bit in the last few years and we want to get it back.”

It’s understood that High Class is aiming to replace Fjordbach with a leading IMSA DPi driver in its WEC car for Le Mans.

This driver would then share the wheel with full-time WEC competitors Mark Patterson and reigning Japanese Super GT champion Kenta Yamashita.

High Class Racing’s plans to shuffle its lineup for the season finale will be determined by whether its ELMS Oreca appears on the Le Mans entry list, which comes out on Friday.

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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