Iron Dames join Lamborghini Super Trofeo world finals
All-female squad Iron Dames announced to have joined the upcoming Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals - with Doriane Pin and Michelle Gatting taking the #83 pink Huracan to its debut.
Days after the Ferrari World Finals in Imola, where Doriane Pin completed a stunning racing season with another podium finish, it's already time for big changes within the Iron Dames project: Italian team Iron Lynx - that runs the Iron Dames program - announced an all-female line-up for the upcoming Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals in Portimao, Portugal.
Doriane Pin and Michelle Gatting will race the #83 Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 in the final round of the 6 double-headers that will round out the European series.
Alongside Sarah Bovy, Pin and Gatting were part of the team that took the historic first ever Iron Dames victory in European Le Mans Series in October, on the same circuit.
Having won in class at the 24H of Spa - as well as coming out on top in LM-GTE at the ELMS season finale at Portimao and the second consecutive Ferrari Challenge Europe title - the project founded by Deborah Mayer enjoyed a remarkable season - and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo entry might be a glimpse of the future to come for the Italian squad.
“The goal for the Iron Dames Project has always been to provide more opportunities for women in motorsport and raise the profile of their participation", Mayer commented.
"We have an exceptional line-up with Doriane and Michelle who are both champions in their own right. I am very proud that the Iron Dames will take part in this prestigious race, and I wish them every success this weekend.”
Since its debut season under the banner of Swiss team Kessel Racing in 2019, Iron Dames always raced in Ferrari machinery; its revolutionary all-female crews brought to the top step of the podiums 488 GT3, 488 Challenge as well as 488 GTE machinery.
Iron Lynx, though, is not new to the Lamborghini brand, having started its motorsport adventure in 2018 in the Lambo one-make series.
It is believed that this is the first step for Iron Lynx towards the highly-speculated factory program with the Italian brand, ahead of the 2024 debut of the LMDh project.
Surely, it is the dawn of a new era for Iron Lynx/Iron Dames, who announced further news in the coming days.
The driver line up was also expected to be altered, after Michelle Gatting and Sarah Bovy were initially re-rated as Gold and Silver in the FIA driver categorisation, with effect from January 2023. After a successful appeal, though, the revised list now shows the two Iron Dames back to their original ratings of Silver and Bronze - which will allow the trio to continue their progress.