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Iron Lynx Sets Daytona Lineups for Three-Car Lambo Effort

Lamborghini team confirms drivers for three-car entry into Rolex 24 at Daytona…

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Lamborghini team Iron Lynx has confirmed the driver lineups for its three-car entry into the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month.

The Italian squad, which is gearing up for its first GT3 race with Lamborghini after switching from Ferrari, will run a trio of new Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener.

Lamborghini factory drivers Romain Grosjean, Andrea Caldarelli and Mirko Bortolotti will team up with Jordan Pepper in the headlining No. 63 GTD Pro entry.

Ex-Formula 1 driver Grosjean recently joined Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s factory roster in a role that includes development and race duties on the manufacturer’s 2024 LMDh program with Iron Lynx.

Caldarelli and DTM podium-finisher Bortolotti are both previous winners of the GTD class at Daytona, with Paul Miller Racing and Grasser Racing Team respectively.

Pepper and Caldarelli won the 2021 Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS title and did last year’s TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa with K-PAX Racing.

Iron Lynx has also confirmed that its No. 83 Iron Dames-entered Lamborghini, racing in GTD, will be driven by Michelle Gatting, Doriane Pin, Rahel Frey and Sarah Bovy.

It is the same all-female lineup that won the Gold Cup class of last year’s TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa in a Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020.

Furthermore, Iron Lynx is fielding the No. 19 Lamborghini in GTD. The car is entered for Daytona only, while the No. 63 and No. 83 will contest the four-round Michelin Endurance Cup.

Factory driver Franck Perera headlines the No. 19 driving squad alongside Rolf Ineichen, Raffaele Giammaria and Bronze-rated Claudio Schiavoni.

DTM competitor Ineichen was part of the Grasser crew that won the GTD class at Daytona in 2018 and 2019, while Perera was involved in the first of those two editions.

The team has not confirmed which of the drivers in the GTD Pro entry will be in for the Rolex 24 only, however the No. 83 crew for the rest of the Endurance Cup will be Frey, Pin and Gatting.

“We are thrilled to announce our fantastic driver lineup and amazing three-car entry for the upcoming prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona which takes place at the end of this month, and marks our first participation in IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup,” said Iron Lynx team principal Andrea Piccini.

“It is also great to bring the Iron Dames back to America, helping to build our fan base in the States and follow on from the amazing support they received at last year’s 1000 Miles of Sebring.

“As we embark on this season, we will use the learnings from our previous intense seasons to approach 2023 with the same spirit and attitude, combining new and existing drivers with a rich knowledge of winning in motorsport.”

Iron Lynx tested at Daytona International Speedway last month ahead of its debut in the Florida endurance classic.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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