The father-son duo will direct a Ferrari The 488 GT3 Evo presented by MDK Motorsports at the Yas Marina circuit on December 9-11, just three weeks after the F1 final at the same venue in Abu Dhabi.

They will be joined in the final round of the 2022 Intercontinental GT Challenge by team owner Mark Kvam, who recently won the Porsche Carrera Cup North America AM title and competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for JMW Motorsport Ferrari earlier this June.

It will celebrate its 30th anniversary Kevin MagnussenFirst entry in sports car racing since the inaugural IMSA SportsCar Championship where he joined Chip Ganassi’s team in the #02 Cadillac DPi VR

Magnussen recounted a chance meeting with Kvamme in Miami in May, setting up talks that culminated in the trio teaming up for the 10th edition of the Gulf 12 Hours.

“Marc and I met at the weekend of the Miami Grand Prix and for some reason we had the idea of ​​racing together in Abu Dhabi,” said the Haas F1 driver.

“They called my father – the team gathered. MDK Motorsports is run by passionate and professional racers and I enjoy working with these guys.

“I look forward to what we can achieve together. Of course, I’m also very grateful to be given another chance to ride with my father – and hopefully even try to win a race.”

Two-time IMSA champion Jan Magnussen, who took four class wins with a Corvette at Circuit de la Sarthe, added: “I can’t think of a better way to end the season!

“A huge thank you to MDK Motorsports for building this program and putting Kevin and I back in the same car.

“I had the opportunity to drive the Ferrari 488 at Le Mans in 2020 and it is a very proper racing car. Combine that with an experienced team and three riders who really want to race and let’s see what we can do. I’m sure it will be fun!”

The Magnussens have long harbored aspirations of racing together at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and finally achieved that goal in 2021 when they drove the LMP2 Oreca 07 entered by High Class Racing.

However, a series of misfortunes befell them and they ended up finishing 17th in their division, a few laps behind the race winner WRT Oreca.

Kevin Magnussen was due to race for Peugeot in the 2022 World Endurance Championship this season, ending any hopes of sharing a car with his father at Le Mans, but gave up his seat at the French manufacturer before the start year after being offered the chance to return to F1 with Haas.

The MDK Motorsport team, with which the Magnussens will drive, will receive technical support from long-time Ferrari partner AF Corse.

#49 High Class Racing Oreca 07 – Gibson LMP2, Anders Fjordbach, Jan Magnussen, Kevin Magnussen

Photo: Paul Foster