Conquest Endurance driver David Heinemeier Hansson will make his debut in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Danish-born driver will race in the LMP2 class with a car similar to his usual American Le Mans Series entry, OAK Racing's Morgan Judd.
“DHH” will co-drive with Belgians Bas Leinders and Maxime Martin, who paired with Vanina Ickx finished seventh overall in the Marc VDS/Kronos Lola Aston Martin a year ago at Le Mans. Hansson and Leinders also will race at the next FIA World Endurance Championship round at Spa-Francorchamps next month.
In three years, Hansson has advanced from racing Porsches into LMP2, and has already garnered two class podiums in the ALMS in his first two starts. The Conquest team switched from the Morgan Judd, which they ran at Sebring, to a Nissan-powered car last weekend at Long Beach. Hansson ran third overall for nearly the entire first half of the race.
On the original entry list released in February, Hansson's name was listed on another LMP2 car, but that deal collapsed prior to Sebring. He also ran two Intercontinental Le Mans Cup races in 2011 in a Jetalliance Lotus Evora.