Ilott to make GTE-Am Le Mans debut next month with Iron Lynx

Scuderia Ferrari’s official Formula 1 test driver Callum Ilott will debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next month in GTE-Am with Iron Lynx.

The 22-year-old Briton made his GT racing debut for the Iron Lynx outfit earlier this year in the GT World Challenge Endurance Cup.

With two races under his belt in a Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo car, also preparing for the 24 Hours of Spa at the end of this month, he will pilot one of Iron Lynx’s 488 GTE Evos.

Callum Ilott said: “It is a real honour to be chosen to drive for Iron Lynx and Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (on August 21/22) – and an opportunity I just couldn’t turn down!

“There’s a great tradition of British drivers doing well there, and I will be aiming to make my own contribution to Le Mans history.”

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The team will field three Iron Lynx GTE-Am cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next month which will mark their third time at the race.

Ilott will debut into the fourth round of the 2021 WEC alongside Rino Mastronardi and Matteo Cressoni in the #80.

“Callum is a great addition to our driver strength,” added Team Principal Andrea Piccini, who will step back from driving duties to not race at Le Mans.

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“We have been incredibly impressed with his versatility in making the switch to GT racing with us and are looking forward to working hard together in the coming weeks as we prepare for Le Mans.

“Running Callum at Le Mans further strengthens our relationship with Ferrari and the Ferrari Driver Academy, and since Iron Lynx joined forces with Prema just a few weeks ago, there is a world of opportunities available across all disciplines of racing.”

After their best finish last year of ninth with the Iron Dames car, they will look to challenge more than 20 GTE-Am rivals for the Le Mans class-victory.