World Endurance Championship team Iron Lynx is extending its reach into rallying with plans to field three Ford Fiesta Rally2 cars in the French Rally Championship.
Partnering with the renowned Sarrazin Motorsport, led by former Formula 1, WRC and WEC driver Stéphane Sarrazin, the Italian team is set to compete in the nine-round French Rally Championship and the six-round French Gravel Rally Championship.
The driver line-up includes the reigning French Gravel champion Jean-Baptiste Franceschi, alongside 22-year-old Réhane Gany, an experienced participant in the French Rally and French Gravel championships. The third entry, under the Iron Dames banner, features 2022 French Women’s champion Sarah Rumeau and co-driver Julie Amblard, competing in the French Gravel Rally Championship.
“Today marks a historic moment for the Iron Lynx name, by expanding into a completely new discipline in rallying. It is a very exciting time to welcome new names to the Iron Lynx family, especially some with vast experience in rallying,” said Andrea Piccini, Iron Lynx team principal and CEO.
Sarrazin added, “The Iron Lynx and Iron Dames rally project joining with Sarrazin Motorsport is a source of great pride and I am honored by Deborah Mayer’s [Iron Dames founder] choice to place her trust in us.”
The French Rally Championship begins with the Touquet Pas de Calais round on March 14-16.
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