Alongside his full-season duties with Andretti Autosport within the NTT IndyCar Collection, Romain Grosjean will hold busy in 2023 and past as the latest member of the manufacturing facility Lamborghini Squadra Corse sports activities automobile program.
The Swiss-born Frenchman will make his official debut with the Italian band subsequent month on the IMSA’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, the place he’ll pilot a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 entry run by Iron Lynx with new manufacturing facility teammates Andrea Caldarelli and Mirko Bortolotti. Grosjean can even be centrally concerned within the improvement of Lamborghini’s new-for-2024 GTP machine.
Iron Lynx will lead twin GTP/LMDh campaigns for Lamborghini spanning IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship.
“To start with, it’s an honor to be becoming a member of Lamborghini, it’s such an iconic model for everybody who loves vehicles, together with myself and my children,” Grosjean stated. “On prime of that, I’m very enthusiastic about two issues: the primary is beginning in Daytona with the GT3 which has been very profitable in Daytona and a very good crew like Iron Lynx and teammates round me, so that’s going to be a pleasant discovery for myself.
“After which, later within the 12 months creating the brand new LMDh which is a ravishing automobile – I’m fortunate to have seen it – and an unimaginable mission in endurance. It’s changing into a really thrilling class with all of the constructors coming. With Lamborghini being such a profitable model, I hope we are able to do nicely sooner or later.”
Though the overwhelming majority of Grosjean’s racing expertise has are available open-wheel vehicles, the 34-year-old made a detour into sports activities vehicles in 2010 when he made a half-dozen begins in a Matech Competitors Ford GT that participated within the FIA GT1 World Championship, the place two wins have been earned, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“We’re very proud to welcome Romain Grosjean to the Lamborghini household, for this new and thrilling interval within the historical past of Squadra Corse,” stated Lamborghini boss Giorgio Sanna. “He’s a driver with an enormous quantity of expertise in varied classes over time and can have the ability to add an excessive amount of worth to each our GT3 program, however extra importantly, the event of our LMDh automobile as nicely. I’m trying ahead to seeing Romain out on monitor in Daytona which can hopefully be the beginning of a really profitable partnership going ahead.”
With Grosjean’s new Daytona drive with Lamborghini, Andretti Autosport might have its total full-time line-up competing for various groups in the course of the January 28-29 endurance occasion. Andretti’s Colton Herta is signed to BMW M Crew RLL’s GTP roster, Kyle Kirkwood is predicted to return to his Lexus GTD experience and Devlin DeFrancesco is rumored to be returning in an LMP2 entry.