Lamborghini Squadra Corse and Iron Lynx’s SC63 LMDh test program continued this week at the Circuito de Almeria in Spain, completing a productive three days of running.
The car, which will make its competitive debut at the FIA World Endurance Championship 2024 season opener in Qatar next March, was shared by factory drivers Andrea Caldarelli and Romain Grosjean, the latter turning his first laps in the car.
During the test, the single test car completed nearly 2000km of running across the three days, as the team focused on reliability and procedural work, meeting the team’s distance target. The team concentrated on long runs on the 4.2km circuit.
It was also a crucial run for Grosjean. The former Formula 1 driver, who was signed as a factory driver by Lamborghini for the LMDh program last year, used the chance to get his first experience in the SC63, and was full of positivity from the experience.
“It was a very intense three days, but I am very happy to have been able to work the team and the car on the track for the first time. The car proved to be very good from the first laps and I can’t wait to put even more kilometers on it during the next tests.
“It felt really good, and I am happy to be in Almeria with the whole team and discovering all the people and the work that has been going on behind the scenes.
“So, I am very excited to be here, the car felt really good from the beginning but obviously we still have a bit of a journey . But the work that has been done prior to my arrival has been very good and I am looking forward to learning more about the car.”
The test program will continue in Europe next week. Subsequently, the test team will move to the United States to continue the homologation process by IMSA and for a series of tests on North American tracks.