Fassbender confirms he is going to Le Mans

Michael Fassbender has confirmed he will enter next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The local Hollywood actor and racing driver has been building towards entering the legendary endurance race – he has contested the European Le Mans Series over the last two seasons with German team Proton Competition.

His progress in the team’s Porsche 911 RSR has been charted in a YouTube documentary series called ‘Road to Le Mans’.

The final episode of season three aired last Friday evening and in the final scene Fassbender confirmed he will be racing at the famous twice around the clock race next June.

“This is where the road has been leading to,” he said. “And next year is the year we go to Le Mans.”

He has yet to announce his plans for next season but it should be expected that he and Proton Competition will step up to the World Endurance Championship as opposed to a third season in the European Le Mans Series.

The World series begins in Sebring in on March 18. The Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium takes place on May 1. The 24 Hours of Le Mans takes place on June 11/12 and is the third round of the World Championship.

Staying with the European Le Mans Series would allow Fassbender two extra preparation races – France on April 17 and Italy on May 15.

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