Fjordbach and Andersen Return after Making WeatherTech Championship Debut This Year at Rolex 24
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — High Class Racing, the Danish team that made its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut at this year’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, announced Tuesday that it will enter a Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) car for the entire 2022 WeatherTech Championship season.
Anders Fjordbach and Dennis Andersen will be the full-season drivers. Both were part of the Rolex 24 effort in January that finished ninth in class and included ex-Formula One driver Robert Kubica. Additional drivers for the 2022 endurance events will be named later.
“I’m thrilled to be able to announce our full-season effort,” said Fjordbach, the 2019 LMP2 runner-up in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts when he drove for PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports. “We had a strong run in the 2021 Rolex 24 At Daytona, which was our first IMSA race as a team and even the result was not the expected. We fell in love with the atmosphere and such a competitive field. Now we have three years of experience with the ORECA 07-Gibson and we are ready to show our potential next January at Daytona International Speedway.”
The 2022 LMP2 season begins with the Rolex 24 on Jan. 29, but the race doesn’t count toward the season championship. Six points-paying races will follow, finishing with the 2022 Motul Petit Le Mans on Oct. 1. Andersen, like Fjordbach, is excited at the opportunity.
“I had a lot of fun at Daytona this year, and since then, we have been working on the possibility of a full-season program in such a prestigious championship with so many passionate fans – not only in the U.S. but all over the world. I can’t wait to face this new challenge!”