Iron Dames set to become first all-female entry at prestigious 24 Hours of Spa in 25 years

Iron Dames set to become first all-female entry at prestigious 24 Hours of Spa in 25 years

Next weekend, Italian racing team, Iron Lynx, will be making history at this year’s Totalenergies 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Iron Dames Sarah Bovy, Michelle Gatting, Rahel Frey, and Doriane Pin will make their debut at the famous race, becoming the first all-female team in 25 years.

18-year-old French racer, Doriane, is set to further increase the female involvement in this year’s GT World Challenge, joining Sarah, Michelle and Rahel at Spa-Francorchamps. The #83 Iron Dames machine will be looking to continue its impressive performances shown so far this season, including the team’s second-place finish at Paul Ricard last month.

Following last year’s victory, as well as a sensational one-two finish at the 1000km of Paul Ricard in June, the Iron Lynx team will also be returning with two Pro category entries. The #51 car will be driven by Miguel Molina, Nicklas Nielsen, and James Calado, with the championship leading #71 being driven by Davide Rigon, Daniel Serra, and Antonio Fuoco.

Iron Lynx Team Principal, Andrea Piccini, said:

“For many reasons, we are very much looking forward to this year’s 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps.

“Spa is such a famous circuit, and the Iron Dames will be making their debut, as well as being the first all-female line-up in the race since 1997. It is something that Sarah, Michelle, Rahel and Doriane can be extremely proud of.

“We’re also thrilled to have Doriane onboard for this race, and we are sure she will learn a lot and gain plenty of experience from the regular Dames drivers, as she continues to progress her career.

“GT World Challenge is also an important campaign for us, and we look to maintain our early season success with Davide, Daniel, and Antonio, as well as Miguel, Nicklas and James in the sister car. As the current title defenders, we can’t wait to arrive on track and push harder than ever to repeat last year’s success.”

The 2022 Totalenergies 24 Hours of Spa will take place from 30 – 31 July.