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Taylor, Sorensen Complete High Class Le Mans Lineup

High Class recruits pair of former sports car racing champions in No. 20 Oreca 07 Gibson…

Photos: IMSA/MPS

Ricky Taylor and Marco Sorensen will complete the lineup in High Class Racing’s second Oreca 07 Gibson for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Taylor and Sorensen were named Tuesday as co-drivers to the previously confirmed Dennis Anderson in the No. 20 LMP2 entry, alongside the team’s all-Danish crewed No. 49 car that will feature Jan and Kevin Magnussen and Anders Fjordbach.

Taylor, a Honda Performance Development-contracted driver, is set for his seventh Le Mans start after initially being named as an ORECA reserve driver for the French endurance classic.

The current IMSA DPi championship leader has four previous LMP2 starts in the race, the most recent coming with Jackie Chan DC Racing in 2019.

Aston Martin factory driver Sorensen, meanwhile, is set for his prototype debut.

The reigning FIA World Endurance Championship GTE-Pro champion has been left without a full-season ride this year following Aston Martin’s withdrawal from the globe-trotting championship.

Sorensen recently took part in the Intelligent Money British GT Championship Silverstone 500 race in a TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and is due to race in the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa this month alongside his WEC co-champion Nicki Thiim.

Thiim was named earlier on Tuesday as the lead driver in NorthWest AMR’s GTE-Am driver lineup for Le Mans.

Sorensen’s confirmation with High Class means that all four of Aston Martin’s 2019-20 full-time GTE-Pro drivers will be on this year’s Le Mans grid, across three categories.

Alex Lynn is competing in LMP2 for United Autosports while Maxime Martin has a GTE-Pro drive with HubAuto Racing, which is fielding a privateer Porsche 911 RSR-19.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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