Lamborghini Iron Lynx experienced a positive test day at Le Mans, as the two official sessions for the upcoming 24-hour event took place at Circuit de la Sarthe to prepare for the 2024 running. The team, lining up for the first time with two Lamborghini SC63 LMDh racecars, ran smoothly in perfect weather conditions and completed a wide programme to adapt to the tough, 13.6-kilometre venue and refine procedures for the race.

Longtime Lamborghini Squadra Corse Factory Drivers Mirko Bortolotti and Andrea Caldarelli put the car through its early paces at the beginning of the morning segment, highlighting a historic moment. The Italian manufacturer made its maiden steps on the legendary circuit, and to do so in the world-class category made it even more special for the whole team.

Reserve driver Jordan Pepper also drove the #19 car in the morning, while Romain Grosjean will arrive at the track on Tuesday after a brilliant IndyCar run at Road America. Matteo Cairoli continued the work in the afternoon. Despite his young age, the Italian has seven Le Mans starts under his belt, more than his team-mates combined, and worked to maximise his first prototype experience. After Bortolotti took off towards Zandvoort, where he secured a DTM podium, Daniil Kvyat and Edoardo Mortara took the reins of the #63. Mortara made his first laps at Le Mans but quickly got up to pace, while Kvyat continued the considerable amount of preparation work.

The team will now be back on track on Wednesday for Practice and Qualifying, while Tuesday will feature the popular autograph session at 14:00.

It was a productive day where we maximised our running and programme. We did good laps and tried everything that was on the list. We can be pleased with how the day went, and we have a lot of data to look at in the coming days. We are not far from where we want to be, and we need to keep working to extract the maximum from the package we have.

Daniil Kvyat

It’s always great to be back at Le Mans. This is my eighth time but the first with the hypercar and it was interesting to get it underway. We worked to be prepared for the race, and still have things to work on, but we are looking forward to the week and to the progress we will make.

Matteo Cairoli

It was the first day for me at Le Mans, a great one. I got to know a legendary circuit and started to prepare for the race ahead. There is still some work to do, but so far so good and it was really great to run in such a special place.

Edoardo Mortara

I think it was a positive day. We used it to try different things on the cars and it was great for us to have two cars on track at the same time. We maximised the track time we had, as there were some red flags and Safety Cars, but for me, driving at Le Mans for the first time with a prototype was quite a good discovery and I enjoyed it. We will analyse the test and bring the outcome to the first Practice on Wednesday.

Andrea Caldarelli

It was a productive test day that we used to work on the cars, but also to refine the procedures as we are running two hypercars for the first time. We are pleased with the feedback we got from the test and we will keep working on that to have a positive baseline for Practice and for the rest of the weekend.

Emmanuel Esnault, Racing Director