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Iron Dames Set for Second Endurance Cup Pro-Am Outing

Iron Lynx adds third Ferrari for GTWC Europe Endurance Cup season finale next weekend…

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Iron Lynx will run an extra Ferrari entry in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup for the second time this year at the Barcelona season finale.

Michelle Gatting, Sarah Bovy and Doriane Pin will drive the No. 83 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 in the three-hour race on Oct. 10, as part of the ‘Iron Dames’ initiative that promotes female racing talent.

The Pro-Am entry adds to Iron Lynx’s pair of full-season Ferraris competing in the Pro class.

The Italian squad also added a Pro-Am Ferrari for the Paul Ricard 1000km in May when Bovy and Pin teamed up with Katherine Legge.

New addition Gatting is familiar with Iron Lynx as one of its full-time drivers in the European Le Mans Series GTE ranks as well as Ferrari Challenge Europe.

“Barcelona is the final round of the championship, and we are quietly confident since our wins there in April in both the European Le Mans Series and Michelin Le Mans Cup,” said team co-principal Giacomo Piccini.

“We have a superb line-up of drivers in our Pro Cup cars chasing the championship, and a new mix of female drivers in the Iron Dames Pro-Am car too.

“We are looking forward to the challenge and making it count in the three-hour race on [the] Sunday.”

Iron Lynx stated its Barcelona lineups on Tuesday. The set of crews included a TBA slot in the No. 71 car alongside Callum Ilott and Antonio Fuoco.

Their teammate Davide Rigon was forced to miss the last round at the Nürburgring on doctors’ advice due to injuries sustained in a crash at the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa.

The Italian’s place was taken up by Le Mans GTE-Am class winner Alessio Rovera for the race in Germany earlier this month.

Iron Lynx’s unaffected No. 51 driving crew of Alessandro Pier Guidi, Nicklas Nielsen and Come Ledogar leads the Endurance Cup standings with one round to go.

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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