Lamborghini will partner with GT outfit Iron Lynx to run its forthcoming prototype campaigns in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship in 2024.
The Italian team, founded by former driver Andrea Piccini, has entered the top flight of sportscar racing very quickly over the last few years.
It’s competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship since 2020, using the Ferrari 488 GTE EVO. This year it ran two cars in the series, plus two more at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This included the ‘Iron Dames’ car, an all-female driving squad crewed by Michelle Gatting, Sarah Bovy, Christina Nielsen and Doriane Pin throughout the season.
It has never run cars in the US, though, but will run Lamborghini’s LMDh campaign in the IMSA GTP class in 2024, alongside the WEC campaign. The full driving crew has so far not been announced, although Lamborghini factory drivers Mirko Bortolotti and Andrea Caldarelli have already been announced for the programme.
The partnership will start as early as next year, with Iron Lynx running a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, before a full season in the IMSA championship. In Europe, it will compete in the GT World Challenge Endurance Cup, with another magenta-coloured car for the Iron Dames squad.
Although an Italian team, Iron Lynx is owned by Swiss company DC Racing Solutions, headed by Debroah Mayer. The Lamborghini programme will also receive engineering support from well-known Italian race team Prema.
Mayer said: “I am really pleased that we can share the news about the partnership between Iron Lynx and Lamborghini, which marks a significant milestone for our group.
“Our championship-winning racing pedigree, combined with the successful motorsport heritage of Lamborghini, will create the perfect mix to deliver a highly competitive performance on track. I am looking forward to this next chapter.”
Meanwhile, Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini Head of Motorsport, said: “I am extremely proud of the partnership with Iron Lynx.
“It is a team as young as Lamborghini Squadra Corse, which like us, has grown exponentially over the years and has become a protagonist in GT racing around the world after making its debut with us in Super Trofeo in 2018. Now, we find ourselves together again and will strive to be stronger and more mature and set great goals.
“From GT programmes to LMDh, we have combined the excellence of three Italian organisations, while boasting a technical partnership with PREMA Engineering through Iron Lynx, with whom it is our duty to achieve great results.”