High Class Racing has named their third and final driver for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019.
The two regular drivers, Anders Fjordbach and Dennis Andersen, will be joined by Swiss driver Mathias Beche in their ORECA 07 Gibson #20 on Dunlop tires.
Beche won the LMP2 championship in European Le Mans Series in 2012 for Thiriet by TDS Racing, but has then gone on to primarily race for Rebellion Racing in their LMP1 and LMP2 cars.
He stood on the overall Le Mans podium in both 2017 and 2018. He and his 2017 teammates Nelson Piquet Jr and David Heinemeier Hansson did, however, have to hand their trophies back, since the team had drilled a small hole in the engine cover, since the starter of the car wouldn’t always engage. That was prohibited, so they lost their overall third and second in LMP2.
But he finished third with Rebellion Racing #3 in the 2018 edition, together with Gustavo Menezes and Thomas Laurent.
He also won the 2018 Silverstone round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone for Rebellion Racing in LMP1, after both Toyota Gazoo Racing cars was disqualified.
Other than FIA WEC and ELMS, he has raced in various GT races, participating in series like VLN and Creventic.
There is no doubt that Mathias Beche is one of the best drivers on the market, who didn’t already have a Le Mans seat, plus he has experience with the ORECA 07 car, which is another plus point.
Anders Fjordbach and Dennis Andersen will be back on track again this weekend, in the second round of the European Le Mans Series at Monza in Italy.