Lamborghini Squadra Corse has announced that Miko Bortolotti and Andrea Caldarelli, both factory drivers for Sant’Agata Bolognese manufacurer, will be its first two drivers for the company’s LMDh programme, set to debut in 2024.
“We are especially proud to announce Mirko and Andrea as the first drivers for the LMDh programme,” said Giorgio Sanna, Head of Motorsport at Lamborghini. “Both have contributed substantially to achieving historic results for Lamborghini in GT racing and their addition to the LMDh project also rewards their continued commitment to the Squadra Corse family. I’m sure that their talent and experience will be an asset to our competitiveness in the premier endurance class.”
32-year-old Andrea Caldarelli has been racing since 2008 and has twice won the Pro Class of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, in 2017 and again in 2019, and, in 2021, won the Fanatec GT World Challenge America Pro class with K-PAX Racing.
“I’m really happy to be part of the program, which is fantastic, and in general about this new challenge from Lamborghini Squadra Corse,” said Caldarelli. “Back in 2017, when I started racing for Lamborghini, I had the goal of fulfilling my childhood dream: to race with my favourite brand of car in the most prestigious endurance races.
“I had the opportunity to race at the Circuit de la Sarthe in 2022, winning both heats of the Road to Le Mans with the Huracan GT3, and it was really special. I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of an LMDh: I’m really excited about this new adventure and I’ll do my best to bring all my experience to this project and to win new and prestigious trophies.”
Mirko Bortolotti, who competed as a Lamborghini factory driver between 2016 and 2019 before returning to the Italian marque in 2021, is equally excited about this next chapter in his racing career.
“I’m delighted to continue my journey with Lamborghini, and to start an exciting new chapter in LMDh,” said Bortolloti. “I’m grateful to Lamborghini Squadra Corse for all the efforts put in place to make it happen and for the unconditional trust they have put in me since 2014.
“It is a huge honour and responsibility to represent the brand at the highest stage of endurance racing and to compete for overall victories in the main endurance classics.”
The Lamborghini LMDh program is set to compete in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starting from 2024.