Michael Fassbender fourth in European Le Mans Series championship standings after Spa 4 Hours

Michael Fassbender took a respectable fourth in class in just his second race in the European Le Mans Series.

The Fossa man is competing in the European endurance racing championship as part of his preparation for a tilt at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours in France next June.

Driving a Porsche 911 RSR that he shares with his professional teammates former World Endurance Championship LMGTE Pro World Champion Richard Lietz and Felipe Laser, the trio finished fourth in the Four hours of Spa Francorchamps in Belgium on Sunday.

Lietz qualified the car on pole position and Fassbender took to the wheel for the opening stint. The German-Irish Hollywood star got off to a good start but was overtaken by the Aston Martin Vantage of Paul Dalla Lana, the Ferrari of eventual winner Michael Broniszewski.

The trio eventually finished one place ahead of the Ferrari F488 GTE of fellow Irish endurance racing start, the experienced Cork man Mat Griffin.

After two rounds, Fassbender in in joint-fourth in the championship standings. His next event is a return to the Paul Ricard Circuit in France on August 29.  This event was due to be held in Barcelona but ongoing COVID-19 related issues in Cataluyna forced series organisers to seek and alternative venue.

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