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14 Ferraris in Five different Championships competing at the highest levels to be run by Iron Lynx

  • Iron Lynx and Iron Dames to run 14 Ferrari entries across five championships in 2021
  • Iron Lynx will run two official Ferrari works line-ups in the GT World Challenge Endurance Cup
  • Iron Lynx returns to Le Mans with three Ferraris and expands into the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)
  • Iron Dames to showcase expanded line-up and enter additional race series
  • Cars will feature a brand-new livery created by celebrated design house, Garage Italia
  • #THISISTOMORROW the dedicated hashtag for the season

Championship-winning motorsport squad, Iron Lynx* has revealed details of its most breath-taking and competitive programmes ever ahead of the start of the 2021 season.

In total, the team will run 14 Ferrari entries across five championships during the year, competing at the pinnacle of world GT racing, including a return to the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans and for the first time ever, entry into the acclaimed FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

The team will expand its entry list to three cars in this year’s European Le Mans Series which will include official Competizioni GT driver, Miguel Molina, in the driver line-up. Iron Lynx will also enter a strong car in the Michelin Le Mans Cup to defend its Team and Driver titles, four cars in the Ferrari Challenge Europe championship and a further two cars in the GT World Challenge Endurance Cup where, for the first time ever, the team will run two official Ferrari works line-ups.

Furthermore, the two entries into the GT World Challenge Endurance Cup will feature six professional drivers.

Scuderia Ferrari F1 test and Ferrari Driving Academy (FDA) driver, Callum Ilott, will partner with another FDA pilot Antonio Fuoco and the Competizioni GT driver Davide Rigon on the car #71. Meanwhile the #51 Iron Lynx car will be driven by defending champion Alessandro Pier Guidi, Nicklas Nielsen, both official Competizioni GT drivers and Côme Ledogar who took pole position at Le Mans in 2020 and has distinguished himself at the wheel of the Ferrari 488 GT3, winning in the GT World Challenge and ALMS.

Iron Dames* the special project created and led by Deborah Mayer with the aim of supporting women in motorsport, officially supported by FIA Women in Motorsport committee, will compete in five top level international competitions, including the European Le Mans Series where former Formula E, NASCAR and IndyCar driver Katherine Legge joins the driver line-up, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Michelin Le Mans Cup, the Ferrari Challenge and for the very first time, the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

Andrea Piccini, Team Principal, Iron Lynx said: “We are thrilled to announce details of our most extensive motorsport season to date. 2020 was an incredibly challenging year for the entire motorsport community around the world so we are delighted to have such a busy year ahead of us. After lots of hard work over the winter months, we do believe that our time has come, and this is tomorrow.”

In addition to the new drivers and championship entries, the teams’ cars will also feature a stunning new livery created by celebrated design house, Garage Italia, who share the team’s attitude and vision. The new livery showcases the three distinctive colours of the team and represents the next evolution of a radical design language conceived three years ago.

Reflecting on the team’s unified attitude and approach, the Team paid special thanks to its enthusiastic partners and sponsors, namely: Ferrari dealer Niki Hasler AG based in Basel; Garage Italia who created the amazing new liveries and technical partner, Sabelt. A final thanks was paid to Sanremo Coffee Machines, Caffè Carraro, Fratelli Beretta, who are always on the track with Iron Lynx and Iron Dames.

To discover more about Iron Lynx, visit www.ironlynx.it.

Formed in 2017, Iron Lynx is the Motorsport Lab founded in Cesena by Sergio Pianezzola and Andrea Piccini. It takes off from the founders’ dream to become a professional Racing Team. Thanks to extreme attention to details and the deep knowledge of this extraordinary world, Iron Lynx soon reaches success in the most important national and international competitions. Iron Lynx, who keeps growing, builds up his professional Racing Team for the most challenging international championships.

2021 Iron Lynx and Iron Dames race programmes

FIA World Endurance Championship
#60 | Claudio Schiavoni (ITA), Matteo Cressoni (ITA), Andrea Piccini (ITA)
#85 | Manuela Gostner (ITA), Rahel Frey (CHE), Michelle Gatting (DAN)

24 Hours of Le Mans
#60 | Claudio Schiavoni (ITA), Raffaele Giammaria (ITA) ,Paulo Ruberti (ITA)
#80 | Rino Mastronardi (ITA), Matteo Cressoni (ITA),Andrea Piccini (ITA)
#85 | Manuela Gostner (ITA), Rahel Frey (CHE), Michelle Gatting (DAN)

European Le Mans Series
#60 | Claudio Schiavoni (ITA), Giorgio Sernagiotto (ITA), Paolo Ruberti (ITA)
#80 | Rino Mastronardi (ITA), Matteo Cressoni (ITA), Miguel Molina (SPA)
#83 | Manuela Gostner (ITA), Rahel Frey (CHE), Katherine Legge (GBR) 

GT World Challenge Endurance Cup
#51 | Alessandro Pier Guidi (ITA), Nicklas Nielsen (DAN), Côme Ledogar (FRA)
#71 | Callum Ilott (ENG), Antonio Fuoco (ITA), Davide Rigon (ITA)

Michelin Le Mans Cup
#8 | Rino Mastronardi (ITA), Paulo Ruberti (ITA)
#9 | TBA

Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Europe
#83 | Michelle Gatting (DAN)

Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli AM Europe
#13 | Arno Dahlmeyer (CHE)

Coppa Shell
#102 | Claudio Schiavoni (ITA)
TBA

2021 season calendar

FIA World Endurance Championship: April 3-5, 6 hours of Portimao/ Portugal, May 1, 6 Hours of SPA, Belgium/ June 12-13, 24 Hours of Le Mans, France, July 18, 6 Hours of Monza, Italy/ September 26, 6 Hours of Fuji, Japan/ November 20, 6 Hours of Bahrain, Bahrain

European Le Mans Series: April 17-18, 4 Hours of Barcelona, Spain/ May 15-16, 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring, Austria/ July 10-11, 4 Hours of Monza, Italy/ August 28-29, 4 Hours Paul Ricard, France/ September 18-19, 4 Hours of SPA, Belgium/ October 23-24, 4 Hours of Portimao, Portugal

Michelin Le Mans Cup: April 16-17, Round 1 Barcelona, Spain/ June 10-12, Road to Le Mans, France/ July 09-10, Round 3 Monza, Italy/ August 27-28, Round 4 Paul Richard, France/ September 17-18, Round 5 SPA, Belgium/ October 23-24, Round 6 Portimao, Potugal

Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli: April 10-11, Round of Monza, Italy/ May 01-02, Round of Red Bull Ring, Austria/ May 29-30 Round of Brno, Czech Republic/ June 19-20, Round of Valencia, Spain/ August 27-29, Round of Nurburgring, Germany/ September 11-12, Round of Spa, Belgium/ November 04-07, Round of Mugello, Italy

GT World Challenge Endurance Cup: April 16-18, Monza, Italy / May 28-30, Round 4 Circuit Paul Ricard 1000Km, France/ Total 24 Hours of Spa, Belgium/ September 3-5, Nürburgring, Germany/ October 8-10, Round 10 Barcelona, Spain

FDA and Ferrari Competizioni GT strengthen collaboration. Ilott debuts in the GT World Challenge with Iron Lynx

The Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) expands its range of action thanks to the strengthening of its collaboration with Competizioni GT, the division of the Maranello company officially engaged in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and which supports customers – be they teams or drivers – who intend to be protagonists in the GT world. The FDA drivers, therefore, will be able to extend the range of activities included in the program dedicated to them to the panorama of covered-wheel motorsport, being able to express themselves at the highest levels even in this type of racing, so rich in tradition in the history of Ferrari and destined in the next future to take on even more importance.

Callum gets on the 488 GT3 Evo 2020. The first to benefit from the new opportunities offered by the Ferrari Driver Academy will be Callum Ilott, 2020 Formula 2 runner-up and Scuderia test driver. The Briton will in fact be engaged at the wheel of a Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of the Iron Lynx team with which he will face the five races of the Endurance Cup of the GT World Challenge presented by AWS. Callum will share the cockpit with two other drivers under contract with Scuderia Ferrari: the official Competizioni GT driver and the Maranello team simulator, Davide Rigon, and former academy mate Antonio Fuoco, himself a specialist in the simulator of the Ferrari. Scuderia, but also driver coach for the FDA guys who recently found a lot of space in Gran Turismo competitions.

Championship . The Endurance Cup of the GT World Challenge Europe is the most famous series in the world for GT3 cars, the one that sees the largest number of manufacturers at the start and that can count on some of the most prestigious races. The calendar will open with the 3 Hours of Monza, scheduled for April 18, and already in its second appointment will see the drivers engaged in a classic race, the 1000 Km of Le Castellet. The French race will be the prelude to the highlight of the season, the 24 Hours of Spa, a historic event also for Ferrari which, on the Ardennes track, in 1932 – winning a memorable double win – led to its debut on the cars of the Scuderia il Cavallino Rampant. The championship will conclude with two races lasting three hours on the demanding tracks of the Nürburgring and Barcelona.

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