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Caldarelli to Replace Mortara at Spa

Lamborghini picks replacement for clash-affected Edoardo Mortara at Spa…

Photo: Lamborghini

Photo: Lamborghini

Andrea Caldarelli will stand in for Edoardo Mortara at the third FIA World Endurance Championship round at Spa-Francorchamps.

Mortara is unable to take part in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps due to clashing commitments with Mahindra Racing in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, which competes in Berlin at the same weekend.

Rouven Mohr, Lamborghini’s chief technical officer and acting head of motorsport, confirmed to reporters gathered at Imola ahead of this weekend’s WEC round that Caldarelli will step in to fill the vacant seat in Belgium.

Caldarelli, who is on site with the team in Italy this weekend, will drive the No. 63 Lamborghini SC63 alongside full season regulars Mirko Bortolotti and Daniil Kvyat.

It will mark Caldarelli’s return to the world championship for the first time since last year’s 6 Hours of Fuji, which bookended a total of four appearances as part of the Prema LMP2 effort that was shuttered to make way for Lamborghini’s top class program.

The 34-year-old forms part of Lamborghini Iron Lynx’s driver trio in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship alongside Matteo Cairoli and Romain Grosjean and finished seventh in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Cadillac in March.

The SC63’s next U.S. appearance is set for June, when it takes part in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen as part of the Michelin Endurance Cup.

Davey Euwema is Sportscar365's European Editor. Based in The Netherlands, Euwema covers the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, among other series.

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