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Michael Fassbender prepares to hit the track for the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France

A grinning Michael Fassbender looked every inch the professional on Saturday as he donned a green racing suit as he made his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. 

The German-Irish actor, 45, looked ready to put peddle to the metal as he posed alongside his Porsche 911 RSR. 

Michael donned an all in one which was emblazoned with logos as he shielded his eyes from the summer sun behind shades.

Cheshire cat: A grinning Michael Fassbender, 48, donned a green racing suit as he prepared to hit the track for the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in Paris on Saturday 

Slipping his feet into colour coordinated racing shoes the actor appeared in high spirits as he prepared to hit the track.

With his chestnut locks in a relaxed style the Oscar nominee sported an unshaven face for the 24 hour endurance test.

The actor posed alongside the vehicle before chatting to the crew and collapsing in fits of giggles.

Green for go! The German-Irish actor looked ready to put peddle to the metal as he posed alongside his Porsche 911 RSR

Green for go! The German-Irish actor looked ready to put peddle to the metal as he posed alongside his Porsche 911 RSR

Sunny day: Michael donned the all in one, which was emblazoned with logos as he shielded his eyes from the summer sun behind shades

Sunny day: Michael donned the all in one, which was emblazoned with logos as he shielded his eyes from the summer sun behind shades

Loving life: The lauded actor appeared in high spirits as he chatted to the crew before the big race

Loving life: The lauded actor appeared in high spirits as he chatted to the crew before the big race

Later Michael stood with his two Proton team mates, Zacharie Robichon and Matt Campbell as the German national anthem was played. 

Michael has been intensely preparing for the race and has been training for three years as he described it as his ‘dream’ to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is the world’s oldest active endurance racing event.

Earlier in the day Michael arrived at the garage in a navy Hugo Boss polo shirt with red trim, flashing a glimpse of his muscular arms. 

Pals: Later Michael (left) stood with his two team mates, Zacharie Robichon (centre) and Matt Campbell (right) as the German national anthem was played.

Pals: Later Michael (left) stood with his two team mates, Zacharie Robichon (centre) and Matt Campbell (right) as the German national anthem was played.

Proton power: (L to R) Michael , Race Car Drivers Zacharie Robichon and Matt Campbell, from Team Proton

Proton power: (L to R) Michael , Race Car Drivers Zacharie Robichon and Matt Campbell, from Team Proton

Cool dude: With his chestnut locks in a relaxed style the Oscar nominee sported an unshaven face

Cool dude: With his chestnut locks in a relaxed style the Oscar nominee sported an unshaven face

Nearly ready: Michael adjusted his outfit before getting into the car after training for almost three years!

Nearly ready: Michael adjusted his outfit before getting into the car after training for almost three years!

LOL: The actor posed alongside the vehicle before chatting to the crew and collapsing in fits of giggles

LOL: The actor posed alongside the vehicle before chatting to the crew and collapsing in fits of giggles

The actor teamed the top with dark jeans as well as slipping his feet into comfy trainers.

With his credentials hanging round his neck, Michael donned shades, before later slipping them off once inside the garage. 

Earlier in the week the star was seen inspecting his vehicle before going for a speedy practice along the track.

Pride: the German- Irish actor stood for the German national anthem

Pride: the German- Irish actor stood for the German national anthem 

Ready to rock: The crew made sure everything was right before the start of the race

Ready to rock: The crew made sure everything was right before the start of the race 

It comes as the star appeared to be in excellent spirits as he got behind the wheel of the vehicle on Tuesday.

Michael sped round the track and flashed a huge grin as he sat behind the wheel during his training session.

There, he tackled the hunt twice around the clock at the wheel of the 911 RSR.

The actor is sharing the cockpit of the No. 93 Porsche 911 in the GTE-Am category with the Australian works driver Matt Campbell and Canadian Zacharie Robichon.

Here I am! Earlier in the day Michael arrived at the garage in a navy Hugo Boss polo shirt with red trim, flashing a glimpse of his muscular arms

Here I am! Earlier in the day Michael arrived at the garage in a navy Hugo Boss polo shirt with red trim, flashing a glimpse of his muscular arms

Michael has been intensely preparing for the race and has been training for three years as he described it as his ‘dream’ to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is the world’s oldest active endurance racing event.

Speaking of his upcoming race, Michael said: ‘The thing with dreams is you don’t think about how much work you’ve invested or how many setbacks you’ve had to face. I not only learned what it takes to contest a race weekend but also how to be competitive. 

Casual look: The actor teamed the top with dark jeans as well as slipping his feet into comfy trainers

Indoors: With his credentials hanging round his neck Michael donned shades, before later slipping them off once inside the garage

Casual look: The actor teamed the top with dark jeans as well as slipping his feet into comfy trainers. With his credentials hanging round his neck Michael donned shades, before later slipping them off once inside the garage.

‘It’s giving me a fascinating opportunity to show my full potential. It could be a one-off chance so I simply want to do my best.’

Le Mans will see 60 racing cars take two trips around the clock at the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans on Saturday and Sunday in the endurance race, which first began in 1923.

Michael began his motor racing career when he met actor Patrick Dempsey on a long-haul flight from London to Los Angeles a few years ago.

After Michael shared his passion for the sport, the owner of Dempsey Racing and former Le Mans driver contacted the heads of Porsche Motorsport Marketing and kickstarted the actor’s racing career. 

Driver: The X Men star is sharing the cockpit of the No. 93 Porsche 911 in the GTE-Am category with the Australian works driver Matt Campbell and Canadian Zacharie Robichon

Driver: The X Men star is sharing the cockpit of the No. 93 Porsche 911 in the GTE-Am category with the Australian works driver Matt Campbell and Canadian Zacharie Robichon

Goal: Michael has been intensely preparing for the race and has been training for three years as he described it as his 'dream' to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Goal: Michael has been intensely preparing for the race and has been training for three years as he described it as his ‘dream’ to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans

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