Fassbender’s Le Mans dream to become a reality
Hollywood actor and motor racing driver Michael Fassbender is set to realise his lifelong ambition of contesting the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.
The Fossa man has been gearing up for his participation in world’s most-famous endurance race for years.
Since 2020 Fassbender has been racing in the European Le Mans Series, the recognised feeder championship to Le Mans, with Team Proton Competition.
He is also entered in this year’s European Le Mans Series which gets underway in Imola, Italy on May 15 and that is only scheduled appearance in a motor race before the June 11 and 12 Le Mans meeting.
While his participation in next Junes 24 hour race will be his first attempt at the twice around the clock race it won’t be his first time racing at the famous La Sarthe track in the North West of France.
Back in 2020 the Hollywood star competed as the official VIP driver in the Mobil 1 Porsche Supercup support race that served as one of the curtain raisers for the main event.
On that occasion he drove Porsche 911 GT3 Cup campaigned by Porsche AG and crossed the finish line in 38th place in the 53-strong field.
The goal of the actor, who has been nominated for an Oscar several times, has always been contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Porsche 911 RSR.
“I found it exciting to drive here for the first time. It rained before the race, so the track was really slippery. I spun on the formation lap, but that was a wake-up call for the race. I simply need a lot of track time to realise my dream of competing here with Porsche next year,” he said after his 2020 race.
However, the pandemic stopped him from making the step last season.
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