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Fisichella to Continue in GTE-Am With Iron Lynx

Giancarlo Fisichalle named in Iron Lynx GTE-Am lineup for 2022 FIA WEC season…

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Giancarlo Fisichella will continue to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship GTE-Am class this year after being named as a member of the Iron Lynx Ferrari squad.

The ex-Formula 1 and GTE-Pro driver is joining a new entry for the 2022 season after three campaigns with Thomas Flohr’s VistaJet-backed setup run by AF Corse.

Fisichella, 49, will share the No. 60 Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GTE Evo with Matteo Cressoni and Claudio Schiavoni.

Cressoni and Schiavoni primarily teamed up with Iron Lynx team principal Andrea Piccini in 2021, but Piccini is not listed in the lineup for the coming season.

Fisichella’s seat as the lead professional driver in the No. 54 AF Corse entry has gone to Nick Cassidy.

The second Iron Lynx-run Ferrari in the WEC will compete under the Iron Dames license.

Rahel Frey, Michelle Gatting and Sarah Bovy will share the No. 85 Ferrari throughout the six-round campaign which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.

The same trio will also contest the European Le Mans Series GTE class and the new Gold Cup class of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup, forming a 17-race agenda.

Iron Lynx will also field its No. 60 entry in the European Le Mans Series, where Cressoni and Schiavoni will be joined by Davide Rigon.

The Iron Lynx Ferrari GTE programs for 2022 are running alongside the Italian organization’s new partnership with Prema for LMP2 entries in the WEC and ELMS.

“We are thrilled to announce our driver lineups and series we’ll be competing in for 2022, with some exciting additions and continuity that can only help push Iron Lynx and Iron Dames further forward in the coming year,” said Iron Lynx team principal Piccini.

“We had such an incredible year in 2021, and we will approach the upcoming season with that same spirit. We know that it will be difficult to repeat the success of 2021 but this will be our target for this season. 

“The Iron Dames are also delighted to see the return of Sarah Bovy, Michelle Gatting and Rahel Frey across multiple championships for 2022.

“We are looking forward to more positive results, with all three drivers showing already great promise last year.”

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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