2021 CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa winner Iron Lynx has named a trio of driver line-ups for the 2023 Fanatec GT Endurance Cup.
The Italian squad has established a new and wide-ranging relationship with Lamborghini this year, which includes an Endurance programme for two entries under the Iron Lynx banner and a third confirmed for the Iron Dames.
The squad's Pro car will run as #63, Lamborghini's traditional number, with a crew of factory drivers. Mirko Bortolotti and Andrea Caldarelli resume a partnership that has already earned three overall wins and the 2017 Fanatec GT Endurance title. They are joined by Jordan Pepper, who was recently added to the Squadra Corse factory roster after impressing in Fanatec GT America.
The #19 machine will compete in the Gold Cup class with Rolf Ineichen, Michele Beretta and Lamborghini factory driver Leonardo Pulcini sharing the wheel. Both Ineichen and Beretta are experienced Fanatec GT Europe campaigners, while Pulcini is tipped as a future star after winning the International GT Open title in 2022.
While the Iron Lynx cars feature all-new line-ups, the sister Iron Dames crew is unchanged. As such, the all-female team of Rahel Frey, Sarah Bovy and Michelle Gatting will remain in place to chase Bronze Cup honours in the #83 Lamborghini. The trio earned Gold Cup victory at last year's CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa.
“This is the third year that Iron Lynx is taking part in the Fanatec GT Endurance Cup, and we are thrilled to be bringing three cars to the grid," said team principal Andrea Piccini. "We are excited to return with Lamborghini to take on one of the most competitive GT championships.
“We have very nice memories from our previous seasons in the Fanatec GT Europe and we are really looking forward to the official test days starting tomorrow.”
Lamborghini Head of Motorsport Giorgio Sanna added: “Lamborghini Squadra Corse is thrilled to support the Iron Lynx Team and the Iron Dames car in the Fanatec GT Endurance Cup as well. All three Huracán GT3 EVO2 boast high-profile crews aiming for ambitious results.”
Iron Lynx is currently preparing for the official Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS test days, which take place on Tuesday and Wednesday (7-8 March) at Circuit Paul Ricard. The Endurance Cup campaign launches at Monza on 21-23 April, followed by trips to Circuit Paul Ricard (2–4 June), the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa (29 June–2 July), the Nürburgring (28–30 July) and Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya (29 September–1 October).