Frederik Schandorff is facing an increasingly hectic 2022 season following the addition of a European Le Mans Series programme to his already announced trans-Atlantic schedule.
The Dane, who is already committed to sportscar programmes on both sides of the Atlantic after joining Inception Racing for the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup and IMSA’s Weathertech Sprint Cup, will also contest the full European Le Mans Series with Kessel Racing after being added to the line-up for its #57 Car Guy-backed Ferrari.
Schandorff will partner Japanese businessman Takeshi Kimura and fellow Dane Mikkel Jensen — ELMS LMP3 champion in 2019 — in the distinctive yellow-and-red liveried 488 GTE Evo as the trio not only chase ELMS class honours, but also success in the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours. The #57 entry came up short in its round-the-clock ambitions in 2021 but, with the experience of Kessel Racing behind it, will start the 2022 campaign with unbridled ambition.
“It’s crazy to think that I’ll be racing at Le Mans this summer, but it’s something I’ve had on my bucket list for as long as I’ve been racing,” Schandorff said. “Getting this opportunity to join Takeshi, Mikkel and the Kessel team for both the 24 Hours and the ELMS is one I intend to seize with both hands. Of course, adding a third programme to my existing commitments means that it’s going to be a very busy year, but I can’t wait to get started. I already know a lot of the tracks from previous seasons and the Ferrari is one of the best cars on the grid, so let’s go!”
The 2022 European Le Mans Series kicks off with the 4 Hours of Le Castellet at Paul Ricard in the south of France on 17 April and runs for six rounds, culminating at Portimao in Portugal in mid-October. The Le Mans 24 Hours is scheduled for the weekend of 11-12 June.
Source. Peak Performance Management