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Iron Dames joins Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS finale in Barcelona

28 September 2021

• Iron Dames car to join the Iron Lynx entries for the second time this season
• GT World Challenge debut for Michelle Gatting
• Iron Dames to join tribute to Maria de Villota at Festival de la Velocidad de Barcelona 

Italian racing team Iron Lynx announced today that for the second time this season, it will enter an all-female Iron Dames car in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Endurance Cup. The three-hour endurance race will take place at Barcelona on the weekend of 9th/10th October, and Iron Lynx’s entries will comprise:

•    Car #51 – Alessandro Pier Guidi / Nicklas Nielsen / Côme Ledogar
•    Car #71 – Antonio Fuoco / Callum Ilott / TBC
•    Car #83 – Sarah Bovy / Doriane Pin / Michelle Gatting

Iron Lynx currently leads both the Teams and Drivers Endurance Cup going into this final round, with Car #51 having won the 24 Hours of Spa event overall, and banked points consistently throughout the season. 

For the Iron Dames, this second foray into the GT World Challenge will be the second time an all-female team have competed in the championship. Dane Michelle Gatting will join her European Le Mans Series FIA World Endurance Championship teammate Sarah Bovy from Belgium, alongside French “pocket rocket” Doriane Pin, whose impressive performance at the GT World Challenge at Paul Ricard is well remembered. 

The Barcelona race will be part of the Festival de la Velocidad de Barcelona, a public event including not only racing but also a car show. The event this year will honour the legacy of Spanish racing driver Maria de Villota, whose charity work continues in her name, and Maria’s achievements will be in the minds of the Iron Dames when they take to the track that weekend.

Team Principal Giacomo Piccini commented: “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 Sunday”.