Michael Fassbender’s Le Mans debut wasn’t the best start

Michael Fassbender's photo at the racing pavilion at Le Mans.

Michael Fassbender will make his Le Mans debut tomorrow.
picture: Porsche

Le Mans returns this weekend for Round 90 in a row From the iconic 24-hour endurance race. Featuring squadrons of professional and amateur racing drivers ready to take to the roads of La Sarthe, this year’s line-up will also include X-Men Actor Michael Fassbender.

The Irish-German actor will share racing responsibilities in the #93 Porsche 911 with Australian Matt Campbell and Canadian racer Zachary Robichon. proton competition team You will compete in the GTE-Am class.

Fassbender looks very excited about his debut in La SartheCompeting in the famous race has “always been a dream,” he said, saying, “The thing about dreams is that you don’t think about how much work you’ve invested or how many setbacks you’ve faced. Not only did I learn what it takes to run a weekend race but also how to be able to compete.” Fassbender adds, “It gives me a great opportunity to show my full potential. It could be a one-time opportunity so I simply want to do my best.”

Photo of a green Porsche 911 driven by Fassbender at Le Mans.

Michael Fassbender, Matt Campbell and Zachary Robichon will drive the Porsche 93.
picture: Ker Robertson (Getty Images)

The actor and driver’s journey into competition at Le Mans began when he visited racing and met Porsche in 2018. Since then, he has documented his attempts to develop and bring to life events through a YouTube series called The road to Le Mans.

As previously Race in the European Le Mans Series In 2020 with the Proton competition, she earned 47 points across four races to secure sixth place in the GTE class.

In a slightly mixed review of his race, Fassbender’s former teammate said: “Michael may not be the most natural talent, but he is a hardworking worker.”

Despite all his hard work, the 45-year-old actor didn’t have a great start to his campaign at the French event. In fact, during yesterday Qualification for the 24 hour raceFassbender spun out of control and hit a barrier – which highlighted red flags for the session. After spinning, Fassbender and his colleagues in the Proton competition Start the race at 60 out of 62 teams.

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