As part of its LMDh program, Lamborghini Squadra Corse has announced the first two drivers for the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship (Hypercar class) and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (GTP class). Andrea Caldarelli and Mirko Bortolotti, both current Lamborghini factory drivers, have been confirmed not only as test drivers, but also as drivers in the new project.
“We are especially proud to announce Mirko and Andrea as the first drivers for the LMDh program,” commented Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini’s Head of Motorsport. “Both have contributed substantially to achieving historic results for Lamborghini in GT racing and their addition to the LMDh project also rewards their continued commitment to the Squadra Corse family. I’m sure that their talent and experience will be an added asset to our competitiveness in the premier endurance class.”
“I’m delighted to continue my journey with Lamborghini,” commented Bortolotti, “and to start an exciting new chapter in LMDh. I’m grateful to Lamborghini Squadra Corse for all the efforts put in place to make it happen and for the unconditional trust they have put in me since 2014. It is a huge honor and responsibility to represent the Brand at the highest stage of endurance racing and to compete for overall victories in the main endurance classics.”
“I’m really happy to be part of the program, which is truly fantastic, and in general about this new challenge from Lamborghini Squadra Corse,” commented Caldarelli. “Back in 2017, when I started racing for Lamborghini, I had the goal of fulfilling my childhood dream: to race with my favorite brand of car in the most prestigious endurance races. I had the opportunity to race at the Circuit de la Sarthe in 2022, winning both heats of the Road to Le Mans with the Huracán GT3, and it was really special. I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of an LMDh: I’m really excited about this new adventure, and I’ll do my best to bring all my experience to this project and to win new and prestigious trophies.”