Lamborghini names first drivers for 2024 LMDh campaign

Lamborghini hardly ever competed in motorsports for most of its historical past, generally due to the wishes of business founder Feruccio Lamborghini but also for simple causes, like constrained funds.

The predicament ultimately transformed early very last ten years when Lamborghini set up its very own motorsports division, Squadra Corse, and started out competing in GT levels of competition. Now it is really on the verge of competing at the major amount of endurance racing with prepared entries in the two the IMSA SportsCar Championship and FIA Earth Endurance Championship, competing with a Le Mans Daytona hybrid (LMDh) race motor vehicle.

Lamborghini’s LMDh marketing campaign, to start with declared in Might, will kick off in 2024, one period after the inaugural period for the new LMDh race automobiles, and Lamborghini on Thursday named Andrea Caldarelli and Mirko Bortolotti as its 1st drivers for the marketing campaign. They have also been picked as test drivers and will assistance build Lamborghini’s LMDh race vehicle, a teaser of which is proven above.

The two are manufacturing unit motorists for Lamborghini, possessing formerly competed in many GT competitions driving the wheel of the Huracan GT3, possibly with Lamborghini or purchaser teams.

Andrea Caldarelli (remaining) and Mirko Bortolotti

“We are especially happy to announce Mirko and Andrea as the first motorists for the LMDh application,” Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini’s motorsports main, reported in a statement. “Both have contributed considerably to acquiring historic results for Lamborghini in GT racing and their addition to the LMDh job also rewards their ongoing determination to the Squadra Corse relatives.”

LMDh and its companion Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) race car class were being established to unite the major class in global sports car or truck racing. They enable brands to contend in the prime classes of the SportsCar Championship and Earth Endurance Championship, employing the same car or truck, with Equilibrium of Effectiveness policies to ensure an even enjoying discipline.

A Hypercar course changed the LMP1 class as the top rated course of the World Endurance Championship in 2021. A GTP course will change the latest DPi class as the leading class of the SportsCar Championship in 2023. As outlined above, both equally courses will be open to LMDh and LMH race cars and trucks.

While Lamborghini’s LMDh will only start off racing in 2024, Acura, Alpine, Audi (probably), BMW, Cadillac and Porsche will all field LMDh race cars in the inaugural 2023 year. ByKolles, Ferrari, Glickenhaus, Peugeot and Toyota are all fully commited to LMH.