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Michael Fassbender to race for Porsche in 2020 European Le Mans Series

Hollywood A-lister Michael Fassbender will contest the 2020 European Le Mans Series (ELMS) Porsche 911 RSR fielded by the Proton Competition race crew, Porsche declared Friday. He joins the likes of Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and Patrick Dempsey — another Porsche racer — in the ranks of Hollywood-actors-turned-scorching-footwear.

“Even in advance of I commenced acting, I experienced a big dream to go racing. It was apparent to me at a youthful age. My father was an avid driver and he taught me a great deal,” Fassbender said in Porsche’s announcement. 

Fassbender has been working for many yrs toward his top intention of racing in the infamous 24 Several hours of Le Mans. His to start with style of skilled-amount competitiveness arrived in succession of entries in different Ferrari Problem series in 2017 and 2018 powering the wheel of a Ferrari 488 Problem.

In 2019, he campaigned in Germany’s Porsche Sports Cup series powering the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, which was the concentrate of the Porsche-created “Road to Le Mans” YouTube series, which Fassbender narrated.

“I have just usually felt drawn to likely quickly into a corner — and quickly out — and just the natural way felt related to it,” Fassbender said in the series trailer. “And now I want to go to the top location,” he said, referring to Le Mans by itself. 

“It’ll be fascinating to see how Michael progresses. As a crew, we’re delighted to be able to accompany him on his ‘Road to Le Mans,'” said Proton Competition crew proprietor Christian Ried. Fassbender will share the #93 911 RSR with factory driver Richard Lietz and Felipe Fernández Laser. 

Fassbender portrays Magneto in the hottest incarnations of the “X-Adult males” film franchise and performed the title position in 2015’s “Steve Work opportunities,” for which he been given an Academy Award nomination for ideal actor he was also nominated for ideal supporting actor for his portrayal of Edwin Epps in 2013’s “12 Yrs a Slave.”