It came as a great shock to the Danish racerveteran, when he got the message from his us employer.
The 46-year-old Jan Magnussen smoke out to make room for the american Jordan Taylor, whose racing CV can not be compared with the dane, but that is how it was.
"I was definitely not happy to stop at the Corvette. Cooperation is not 100 percent finished, but it's over in IMSA (american Le Mans Series, ed.). We shall see what comes of the opportunities," says Jan Magnussen, B. T., and continues:
"It is clear that when you stand in the situation all of a sudden, then you need to open your eyes. It is a door that has been closed. But all the years of Corvette has also been a limitation in relation to who I can talk with. It utilizes the I so much, I can."
Forecast is it real, to Jan Magnussen to run in the new Danish GT-series, TCR. But now there also emerged a new, american offers up that gives Him the chance to run a Danish prototype racer at Le Mans this summer in the LMP2 class.
It's all about High Class Racing team, and here the quadruple Le Mans winner tested the car 15. december in connection with the fourth section of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the Formula 1 circuit in Bahrain.
"This is a test in order to run them and to run Le Mans. But right now lack the (High Class Racing, red.) a space for the car, while they have one seat in the Le Mans to their second. Therefore, the test is also an attempt to show that they are serious about it," says Jan Magnussen.
I Therefore hope, both he and the team to get your fingers in one of the open seats, when the 24-timersløbet in the Le Mans run in 2020.
Ends the test with a deal between Jan Magnussen and High Class Racing, is the ambition that the Danish LMP2 teams to run Le Mans, with Jan Magnussen and his son, the Formula 1 driver Kevin Magussen, in the car together. However, it will only be able to be done at the earliest in 2021, because the Formula 1 calendar collides with the Le Mans in 2020.
Jan Magnussen welcomes the fact that the future finally seems to come into place after some difficult months in the dark.
"When I got the message from the Corvette, I was already behind in points, because it came so late in the season. All had a good time in the negotiations on the 2020, and I came to the very last, and there was, therefore, fun opportunities, which could not be for something," he notes.
Updated Date: 08 December 2019, 20:00