Magnussen to head to the US for Ganassi IMSA gig


Kevin Magnussen is set to reorient his motorsport career towards the US where the Dane will race with Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2021 IMSA Sportscar Championship.

Magnussen was ousted along with teammate Romain Grosjean from Haas 2021 F1 plans as the US outfit is set to entrust its cars to rookies Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin.

After weighing his options for next season, Magnussen has opted to put a roof over his head and race a Cadillac DPi-V.R. in America's premier sportscar series.

Magnussen will join Rolex 24 winner Renger van der Zande at Chip Ganassi Racing.

"If you are in professional racing anywhere in the world, you know the name Chip Ganassi and what it represents in motorsports," said Magnussen.

"Chip has built one of the best racing organisations on and off the track, and you can look back in history and see the tremendous record of success, especially as it relates to sports car racing.

"It's a great opportunity for myself to team up with CGR, Renger and Cadillac. I can't wait to get started, meet the team and begin preparations for the 2021 season."

Van der Zande said he was excited to kick off his 2021 campaign early next year alongside CGR's new recruit.

"One of the things that stood out to me was hearing that as a former driver, Chip always wanted to create and build a team that he would want to drive for," said the Dutchman.

"He has certainly done that, and those results speak for themselves across many series around the world. I think Kevin and I are both excited to say the least, and ready to get the 2021 season started at Daytona."

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