WEC – Six feminine FIA World Championship drivers set for Le Mans

This weekend, two all-female crews will once more line up for the world’s most well-known and legendary endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans (August 21-22). As full-time racers within the FIA World Endurance Championship, the six FIA Girls in Motorsport Fee-supported drivers – competing with the Richard Mille Racing Crew and Iron Lynx within the Iron Dames venture – will take their place on the 61-car grid for the 89th version of the race.

After a formidable debut outing final yr, when in addition they grew to become the primary all-female LMP2 crew to take the beginning of Le Mans, the Richard Mille Racing Crew might be again in motion on the Circuit de la Sarthe as a part of the 25 sturdy LMP2 subject. Tatiana Calderón, Sophia Flörsch and Beitske Visser might be on the helm of the #1 Oreca 07, Gibson-powered race automotive run by Philippe Sinault’s Signatech workforce, aiming to enhance on their excellent ninth place of the LMP2 crews final yr.

Among the many 25 LMGTE Am entries, the Iron Dames – a novel venture conceived and supported by Deborah Mayer, a passionate French driver and promoter of ladies in motor sport – might be run by Iron Lynx.  The #85 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo might be within the arms of Rahel Frey, Michelle Gatting and Le Mans newcomer Sarah Bovy. Frey and Gatting, together with Manuela Gostner, completed ninth of their class on their debut outing at Le Mans in 2019 and equalled that end result with one other advantageous efficiency final yr.

The FIA Girls in Motorsport social media channels might be following each groups, so make sure you observe @fiawim to be a part of a novel perception into Le Mans and its girls in motor sport.

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