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Jan and Kevin Magnussen to share automotive on this yr’s Gulf 12 Hours

The daddy-son duo will drive a Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo entered by the MDK Motorsports workforce on the Yas Marina Circuit on 9-11 December, simply three weeks after the F1 finale on the identical venue in Abu Dhabi.

They are going to be joined within the last spherical of the 2022 Intercontinental GT Problem by workforce proprietor Mark Kvamme, who lately gained the Porsche Carrera Cup North America AM title and made his Le Mans 24 Hours in a JMW Motorsport Ferrari earlier this June.

It would mark 30-year-old Kevin’s first outing in a sportscar race because the opening spherical of the IMSA SportsCar Championship, the place he joined the Chip Ganassi crew within the #02 Cadillac DPi V.R.

Magnussen stated an opportunity encounter with Kvamme in Miami in Could arrange talks that concluded within the trio teaming up for the 10th version of the Gulf 12 Hours.

“Mark and I met on the Miami Grand Prix weekend and one way or the other the concept of racing collectively in Abu Dhabi turned up,” stated the Haas F1 driver.

“We known as my father – and the workforce was set. MDK Motorsports is pushed by passionate and professional racers, and I get pleasure from working with these guys.

“I’m wanting ahead to seeing what we are able to obtain collectively. After all, I’m additionally extraordinarily grateful to be given one other probability of driving along with my father – and hopefully even making an attempt to win a race.”

Two-time IMSA champion Jan, who scored 4 class victories with Corvette on the Circuit de la Sarthe, added: “I can’t think about a greater method to spherical off the season!

Kevin Magnussen, #49 High Class Racing Oreca 07 - Gibson LMP2, Jan Magnussen, #49 High Class Racing Oreca 07 - Gibson LMP2

Kevin Magnussen, #49 Excessive Class Racing Oreca 07 – Gibson LMP2, Jan Magnussen, #49 Excessive Class Racing Oreca 07 – Gibson LMP2

Picture by: Rainier Ehrhardt

“Big because of MDK Motorsports for organising this program and placing Kevin and me in the identical automotive once more.

“I had the prospect of driving the Ferrari 488 at Le Mans in 2020, and it’s a really correct race automotive. Mix that with an skilled workforce and three drivers that actually need to race, and let’s see what we are able to do. I’m certain it’s going to be enjoyable!”

The Magnussens had lengthy harboured aspirations of racing a automotive collectively on the Le Mans 24 Hours and eventually achieved that objective in 2021, once they drove a Excessive Class Racing-entered Oreca 07 within the LMP2 class.

Nevertheless, they have been hit by a slew of misfortune and finally completed down in 17th place of their division, a number of laps down on the race-winning WRT Oreca.

Magnussen Jr was as a result of race for Peugeot within the 2022 World Endurance Championship this season, ending any hopes of him sharing a automotive together with his father at Le Mans, however withdrew from his place with the French producer earlier than the beginning of the yr after being provided an opportunity to return to F1 with Haas.

The MDK Motorsport workforce with which they are going to be driving for will obtain technical help from long-time Ferrari associate AF Corse.




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