Iron Lynx with big 2022 programme

Iron Lynx has announced more details regarding all their racing programmes for the 2022 season.

They will run two cars in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series.

Claudio Schiavoni and Matteo Cressoni will be joined by Giancarlo Fisichella in car #60 for the full FIA WEC season. Davide Rigon will pair up with Schiavoni and Cressoni for the ELMS season. That will give more time for Andrea Piccini to run the team, rather than being in a racing car himself.

Fisichella has been a part of the AF Corse/Spirit of Race outfit in the FIA WEC for the past many years, but he will move over to Iron Lynx from now on.

The Iron Dames car, which will run #85 in the FIA WEC, and #83 in the ELMS, will have Rahel Frey, Sarah Bovy and Michelle Gatting sharing the Ferrari 488 GTE car. Those three drivers first shared a car at Monza in July 2021, and that lifted the results instantly. Bovy is still rated Bronze, but has shown very good speed, being able to match the other Bronze drivers, and on some occasions, some Silver-ranked drivers too.

They will also be running the GT World Challenge Europe, which includes the Spa 24 Hours.

Iron Lynx 2022
Graphics: Iron Lynx

The team will also participate in the Ferrari Challenge, which was won by Michelle Gatting in 2021, as the first female driver in the history of the series. Doriane Pin will be the new driver of the Pro car, inheriting the car from Gatting, while Arno Dahlmeyer and Marco Pulcini will be racing the Am category. Claudio Schiavoni will also be racing in the Coppa Shell, which is another category on the Ferrari Challenge weekends.

There will be an influence in the Italian and German Formula 4 Championships too, with drivers yet to be announced.

Furthermore, there is an involvement with the new Prema LMP2 team, but that will be run by Prema for now.

There won’t be any Michelin Le Mans Cup for the team this year. They have been a huge player in that category, having won the GT3 Championship for the last four seasons, with the two most reason wins has been under their own name, with the first two being under the Kessel Racing banner. It was Kessel Racing who ran Iron Lynx at the start, before brothers Giacomo and Andrea Piccini assembled their own team, with the support from Deborah Mayer, and her husband, Claudio Schiavoni.

The FIA WEC season starts on 18 March at Sebring International Raceway in the USA, while the ELMS season starts on 17 April 2022 at Circuit Paul Ricard in France.

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