Iron Lynx has announced that Romain Grosjean will join its driver line-up to contest a GT3 campaign in 2023. The ex-Formula 1 pilot has been racing in the NTT IndyCar Series with Dale Coyne Racing in 2021 and Andretti Autosport in 2022.
Grosjean will be racing alongside fellow Lamborghini factory drivers Mirko Bortolotti and Andrea Caldarelli and will experience the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 ECVO2 in competitive action for the first time at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The full 2023 programme for Grosjean has yet to be announced but the team has said that he will compete in further endurance races throughout the year as well as partner with Bortolotti and Caldarelli to develop the Lamborghini Iron Lynx LMDh project. The team will be competing in the LMDh / Hypercar class in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from 2024.
Grosjean has experience in sportscars from his time competing in the FIA GT1 World Championship in 2010. The Geneva-based driver competed in the LMGT1 class at the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans with Matech Competition.
Iron Lynx Team Principal Andrea Piccini said: “Romain is a great addition to the team. Since we last shared the track in 2010, Romain has gone on to achieve brilliant things both in Formula 1 and IndyCar, showing himself to be a driver of great calibre, who always rises to the occasion.
“I am very happy that we will get the opportunity to work together, in the capacity as team principal and driver, and I know that he will bring a great deal of experience to Iron Lynx as we embark on our new chapter with Lamborghini.”
Romain Grosjean is looking forward to the challenges ahead.
“First of all, it’s an honour to be joining Lamborghini. It’s such an iconic brand for everyone who loves cars, including myself and my kids,” said Grosjean. On top of that, I am very excited about two things: the first is starting in Daytona in the GT3 which has been very successful in Daytona and a really good team like Iron Lynx and team-mates around me, so that is going to be a nice discovery for me.
“And then, later in the year, developing the new LMDh which is a beautiful car – I’m lucky to have seen – and an incredible project in endurance. With Lamborghini being such a successful brand, I hope we can do well in the future.”
Track action for the 2023 Rolex 24 At Daytona gets underway on the weekend of January 21 – 22 when the IMSA grid gathers for the Roar Before The 24 at Daytona.