Hollywood A-lister Michael Fassbender will contest the 2020 European Le Mans Series (ELMS) Porsche 911 RSR fielded by the Proton Opposition race group, Porsche declared Friday. He joins the likes of Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and Patrick Dempsey — an additional Porsche racer — in the ranks of Hollywood-actors-turned-warm-footwear.
“Even before I started out performing, I experienced a huge aspiration to go racing. It was apparent to me at a young age. My father was an avid driver and he taught me a lot,” Fassbender explained in Porsche’s announcement.
Fassbender has been doing the job for many a long time toward his final goal of racing in the infamous 24 Several hours of Le Mans. His first flavor of experienced-amount levels of competition came in succession of entries in a variety of Ferrari Problem series in 2017 and 2018 at the rear of the wheel of a Ferrari 488 Problem.
In 2019, he campaigned in Germany’s Porsche Athletics Cup series at the rear of the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup automobile, which was the target of the Porsche-developed “Highway to Le Mans” YouTube series, which Fassbender narrated.
“I’ve just often felt drawn to going rapidly into a corner — and rapidly out — and just normally felt linked to it,” Fassbender explained in the series trailer. “And now I want to go to the final spot,” he explained, referring to Le Mans itself.
“It will be appealing to see how Michael progresses. As a group, we’re delighted to be in a position to accompany him on his ‘Road to Le Mans,'” explained Proton Opposition group owner Christian Ried. Fassbender will share the #ninety three 911 RSR with factory driver Richard Lietz and Felipe Fernández Laser.
Fassbender portrays Magneto in the hottest incarnations of the “X-Males” motion picture franchise and performed the title part in 2015’s “Steve Work,” for which he gained an Academy Award nomination for greatest actor he was also nominated for greatest supporting actor for his portrayal of Edwin Epps in 2013’s “12 Decades a Slave.”