Inter Europol Competition is delighted to confirm its three drivers for the #32 entry at the Centenary edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Oreca 07 will be driven by Mark Kvamme, Anders Fjordbach and Jan Magnussen as a Pro-Am entry in the LMP2 class.
In addition, the #34 Oreca will be raced by three FIA World Endurance Championship regulars – Jakub Śmiechowski, Fabio Scherer and Albert Costa – who recently secured Inter Europol Competition’s first WEC podium position at Spa-Francorchamps, giving the Polish-based team great momentum heading into the June event.
For Mark, this year’s very special race will also be his European LMP2 race debut, but the American racer has a wealth of GT experience dating back to 2014.
He has competed at Daytona – finishing sixth this year – the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and the LMP2 class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Last year he raced at Le Mans in the LMGTE class as well as in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
With multiple podiums in LMP2, Anders adds to the strong package and brings bags of experience from his time in the European Le Mans Series, FIA World Endurance Championship as well as in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Additionally, he won the European Le Mans Series in 2019 and has victories in the 24 hours of Dubai and at the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife the following year.
Jan meanwhile has a lengthy and highly successful career, first in single seaters where he competed moving from Formula Ford to Formula 1. He made his Le Mans debut in 1999 and enjoyed four fabulous race wins in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2009. Jan also has multiple titles in the American Le Mans Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and most recently the GTLM title with Corvette Racing. Jan and his teammates look forward to further silverware at Circuit de la Sarthe.
For Inter Europol Competition, 2023 has already seen some key milestones achieved. The first LMP2 victory for the team came at Dubai Autodrome in the Asian Le Mans Series, while round three of the FIA World Endurance Championship saw the team secure its first podium in the series.
The Le Mans event proper starts with the administrative checks and scrutineering on Friday, June 2nd, with the driver parade one week later. The race begins at 16:00 on Saturday, June 10th, where the 62-car field begins the biggest sportscar race in the world.
Sascha Fassbender, Team Manager
“We’re looking forward to Le Mans, for the first time in our history we have a Pro-Am car in the #32 and I think it will be a very strong line-up with Jan, Anders and Mark. There is a lot of experience there both in racing and also in competition at Le Mans. We are all looking forward to a strong race.”
Jan Magnussen (G)
“Huge thanks to sponsors ParkOne and Needit Denmark, who have taken advantage of a fantastic opportunity to be part of the world’s biggest race. For me personally, it is extra special, as it will be my 24th participation in Le Mans. Crazy to think that during my first race in 1999, I said to the press that I would not come back again. When I later crossed the finish line and saw the crew standing on the pit wall tired, dirty but also happy to see the car finish the race, everything changed.
“Since then, Le Mans has been the greatest moment of the year, and I’m happy to be back again for another try. With only weeks until the start, we have limited time for testing and preparation, but with a strong team behind us combined with a line-up of drivers with lots of long-distance experience, we are optimistic and looking forward to getting started.”
Anders Fjordbach (S)
“I am looking forward to continuing the fight with Jan Magnussen after a fun, but certainly also challenging Le Mans in 2021. Now we get a new chance, thanks to ParkOne, which has decided to go all-in on the program in a short time. To line up with a Danish main sponsor in the 100th anniversary of a race, that is so wildly popular among Danes, one can only be proud of this.”
Mark Kvamme (B)
“I have already had the pleasure of sharing a racing car with Jan through our work with MDK Motorsports in the USA, and we have often talked about a joint effort at Le Mans. I’m honoured to line up with two such skilled and experienced drivers with Inter Europol Competition as Jan and Anders and at the same time I am looking forward to experiencing the enormous Danish support that you have heard so much about at Le Mans!”