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Caldarelli, Bortolotti and Kvyat give IMSA and WEC challenger first laps in two-day test
Lamborghini Iron Lynx has successfully completed the first on-track running of its SC63 prototype, with which it will contest next year’s FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, in a two-day test at Imola.
Following an initial shakedown at Vallelunga at the start of the month, attention quickly shifted to Imola where Lamborghini Squadra Corse engineers began calibration work on the LMDh machine alongside Lamborghini’s factory supported IMSA and WEC team, Iron Lynx.
Official factory drivers Mirko Bortolotti, Andrea Caldarelli and Daniil Kvyat each drove during the test, totalling 1500km, and focused on a number of development areas of the SC63, ahead of two further European tests which take place at Paul Ricard and Spa-Francorchamps throughout the rest of August.
The three drivers worked on a variety of calibrations across the two days, most notably on the engine which is the first bespoke racing engine developed in-house by Lamborghini Squadra Corse. Additional gearshift calibration was carried out on the Xtrac gearbox which, although standard to all LMDh cars, can be customised to the brand’s requirements of gear ratios and mechanical differential slip. The team also worked on calibrations of the speed limiter and traction control as well as conducting a brake migration, cooling data acquisition and an extensive aerodynamic test.