Lamborghini Squadra Corse and Iron Lynx have completed what they say was a productive three-day test at the Circuito de Almería in Spain.
The car, which will make its competitive debut at the 2024 WEC season opener in Qatar next March, was shared by factory drivers Andrea Caldarelli and Romain Grosjean with the latter turning his first laps.
Reliability and procedural tests were the main objectives carried out during the three days at the 4.2km circuit in the Andalusian desert of southeast Spain. Technicians from both Squadra Corse and Iron Lynx concentrated on long runs as the team learns more about the prototype.
A single chassis was used across all three days, meeting its pre-test target of nearly 2,000km of running. The test gave the teams an opportunity to simulate full course yellow and related restart procedures and strategies that often characterize endurance races in preparation for next season.
The test also marked the debut of Romain Grosjean at the wheel of the SC63. The French-Swiss driver – who has driven in selected endurance events in the IMSA with Iron Lynx this year – began his program on the opening afternoon, alternating with Caldarelli. The pair then equally divided the mileage across the remainder of the test.
The test program will continue in Europe in the coming weeks before moving to the US to complete IMSA’s homologation process and for a series of tests on North American tracks.