Michael Fassbender to drive a Porsche in the 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans

The relationship between Hollywood actors and the 24 Hours of Le Mans seems to have no end. Michael Fassbender is going to participate in the most famous race in the world next season, in 2022. He will do it driving a Porsche of the Proton Racing team and in the GTE-Am category, the amateur category, which will also feature Valentino Rossi.

Fassbender was testing on test day for the 24 Hours of Le Mans This year with quite competitive times, and is that the Irish actor is no rookie. He has extensive experience in motor racing which he will crown with his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next season.

Fassbender has already been rolling at the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day

The Fassbender test has been with the same Porsche GT with which it will race in the 2022 edition. Set a best time of 4: 08.283Not bad if we take into account that it was only his first appearance on the mythical La Sarthe circuit. And he left a spectacular photo for his fans.

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Fassbender’s premiere at the 24 Hours of Le Mans It was planned for 2020, but the special conditions of the pandemic have caused it to be delayed. In the 2021 edition, which takes place this next weekend, Fassbender will not be there either, but the actor has taken advantage of the Test Day to test the French circuit.

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Fassbender’s track record in motor racing is not short. He was in the Ferrari Challenge in the 2017 and 2019 seasons, and that same year he played the Porsche Sport Cup in Germany. In 2020 he was enrolled in the European Le Mans Series, something like the prelude to the WEC, a category of access to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

But perhaps the richest experience Fassbender has ever had in his motorsport career was when could do a test with the Porsche 919 Hybrid, the LMP1 of the German brand. It marked very good times, surpassing even those of Patrick Dempsey, another more experienced Hollywood star.

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Fassbender will not be far from the first Hollywood actor to participate in a 24 Hours of Le Mans. Dempsey is the latest example, but so did Jackie Chan or Paul Newman in the past. Special mention deserves Steve McQueen, who although he never ran the race He left for the memory the famous movie ‘The 24 Hours of Le Mans’.

Fassbender’s resume as an actor also speaks for itself. Had a prominent role in a masterpiece like ‘Inglourious Basterds’, and also starred in films like ‘Prometheus’,’ Frank ‘,’ Steve Jobs’, ‘Shame’ or ’12 years of slavery ‘. We’ll see if he is as good at cars as movies.

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