Lamborghini conducted a three-day test at Almeria as part of its LMDh program this week, during which Romain Grosjean completed his maiden laps in the SC63.
The Lamborghini Squadra Corse and Iron Lynx’s team completed a productive three days of testing this week at the Circuito de Almera in Spain as the Lamborghini SC63 LMDh test program carries on.
Both Lamborghini factory drivers, Andrea Caldarelli and Romain Grosjean, completed their first laps in the SC63 prototype, which will make its racing debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship 2024 season opener in Qatar in March.
The Ligier-based prototype designed by the Italian manufacturer covered almost 2,000 km at the Spanish track with Romain Grosjean and Andrea Caldarelli switching turns to run the car.
During the test, only one Lamborghini SC63 was put to use. The original test car, which suffered damage after an incident at Paul Ricard’s Signes turn, was replaced by the aforementioned chassis, which was rolled out and shaken down about a month ago.
Before this week’s Almeria session, Racetrackmasters learns that the new chassis successfully completed a two-day test at Cervesina in northern Italy.
The most recent three-day test, according to Lamborghini was focused on reliability and procedural tests across long distances.
The Lamborghini Iron Lynx squad, who will be racing the SC63 the next year, also performed race techniques like restarts and Full Course Yellow periods.
“It was a very intense three days, but I am very happy to have been able to work the team and the car on the track for the first time,” said Grosjean. “The car proved to be very good from the first laps and I can’t wait to put even more kilometers on it during the next tests.
“It felt really good, and I am happy to be in Almeria with the whole team and discovering all the people and the work that has been going on behind the scenes.
“So, I am very excited to be here, the car felt really good from the beginning but obviously we still have a bit of a journey.
“But the work that has been done prior to my arrival has been very good and I am looking forward to learning more about the car.”
Next week, Lamborghini intends to continue its testing in Jerez, and soon it will ship a car to the United States for homologation and setup for its Michelin Endurance Cup program.
“Testing at Almeria went very well and we are particularly satisfied as we saw consistent improvement, which is promising ahead of a pivotal and challenging stage of our preparations,” said Iron Lynx team principal Andrea Piccini.
“We were also delighted to welcome Romain to our LMDh program after seeing him in action in GT Daytona earlier this year.
“We are bracing for a very important set of test days to kick off our American operation as well.”