Lamborghini Iron Lynx completes IMSA and WEC driver lineup

Lamborghini Iron Lynx completes IMSA and WEC driver lineup

Lamborghini Iron Lynx has announced Edoardo Mortara and Matteo Cairoli as its newest signings for its SC63 LMDh ahead of its double onslaught across the IMSA SportsCar Championship and the World Endurance Championship.

Lamborghini Iron Lynx is getting ready for a thrilling 2024 Hypercar debut with the state-of-the-art SC63 race car after having successfully completed its most recent test at Circuit of the Americas.

The final members of the team’s driver roster have been confirmed, and they are all set to race for Lamborghini Squadra Corse in both the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup and the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Edoardo Mortara and Matteo Cairoli are now part of the driver lineup after participating in the September test program at Jerez with the SC63 developed through partnership with Ligier Automotive.

Mortara will be racing a prototype for the first time although he has vast endurance experience in GT3 gear from his time as an Audi and later Mercedes factory driver.

The Swiss driver will be racing in the WEC Hypercar class alongside veteran Lamborghini driver Mirko Bortolotti and former Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat, who was added to the lineup in April.

“I am super happy to be joining Lamborghini Squadra Corse, which is allowing me this incredible opportunity to compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours and the World Endurance Championship, both of which I have wanted to take part in for a long time,” Mortara said.

“It is a very proud moment for me, and I hope we can achieve some good results next season.”

Cairoli is scheduled to race in the IMSA GTP class at the Sebring, Watkins Glen and Indianapolis enduros marking his first prototype campaign. This comes after announcing earlier this week that he was leaving Porsche’s GT lineup.

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“First of all, I am really excited to be here in Austin for my second proper outing with the LMDh car,” Matteo Cairoli said.

“I am ready to give the best of myself next year; clearly, it’s a dream I have been chasing for a long time, and to do it with an Italian brand as an Italian driver has given me even more motivation.

“The aim is to learn as much as possible about the car for next year, but I am already pumped for the start of the season.”

The Italian will team up with IndyCar driver Romain Grosjean, who Lamborghini confirmed in December 2022 and Andrea Caldarelli, another mainstay of the Italian manufacturer’s GT3 programs.

“We are thrilled to welcome Edoardo and Matteo into our family,” head of Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse motorsport department Giorgio Sana said.

“Both drivers have a lot of experience and not only bring with them impressive speed and professionalism to the LMDh project in the WEC and IMSA, but also the opportunity to use them strategically in some of the biggest GT3 races and championships.”

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