Cairoli joins Bortolotti and Caldarelli for all-Italian assault in Iron Lynx Lamborghini

Cairoli joins Bortolotti and Caldarelli for all-Italian assault in Iron Lynx Lamborghini

Iron Lynx has revealed its line-up for the 2024 Fanatec GT Europe season on the eve of the official Prologue at Circuit Paul Ricard.

The Italian outfit won the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa in 2021 with Ferrari before switching to Lamborghini last term. Its second season with with Sant'Agata Bolognese brand will see Iron Lynx field a single Pro car for a trio of factory drivers.

Competing with the traditional #63, which marks the year that Lamborghini was founded, the green machine will bring together long-time teammates Mirko Bortolotti and Andrea Caldarelli with Lambo's newest signing, Matteo Cairoli. 

Bortolotti and Caldarelli are unchanged from 2023, when they scored a season-opening podium at Monza but struggled for results thereafter. The Italians are among Lamborghini's top talents and claimed the 2017 Fanatec GT Europe Endurance title together for Grasser Racing. 

Cairoli arrives at Lambo following a successful stint with Porsche. After a learning year with the upgraded Huracán last year, this line-up will be expected to challenge for wins in 2024. What's more, they will seek to end the brand's long wait for victory at the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa. Cairoli knows his away arounf the Ardennes circuit: the Italian secured overall pole last season and helped guide the Huber Motorsport squad to Bronze Cup victory.

"We are delighted to be continuing in GT World Challenge into 2024 with the Lamborghini Hurácan GT3 Evo 2," said team boss Andrea Piccini. "We have an exceptional trio of drivers for our campaign this year, with Matteo, Andrea and Mirko all having proven their worth. This is an incredibly competitive championship, with the best GT teams and drivers around, and the experience gained by being in the championship is hugely beneficial for all of our GT3 programmes.”

The #63 Iron Lynx Lamborghini will be among the 53-car field that tests at Circuit Paul Ricard this week as part of the traditional pre-season Prologue.