The world’s best female racing talent will be competing at the 88th edition of the 24 Heures du Mans as three teams supported by the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission have secured coveted places on the 62-car grid of the world’s most famous endurance race.
Katherine Legge, Tatiana Calderón and Sophia Flörsch will spearhead the Richard Mille Racing Team’s assault in an Oreca 07, Gibson-powered racecar run by Philippe Sinault’s Signatech team, one of 24 entries in the LMP2 category.
Twenty teams will line up in the LMGTE Am category with GEAR Racing - which has mounted an assault on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this season - headed by Denmark’s Christina Nielsen. The Iron Dames crew of Manuela Gostner, Rahel Frey and Michelle Gatting return to Le Mans for the second consecutive time, this year with the Iron Lynx team. Both crews will be piloting Ferrari 488 GTE Evo machinery.
“Securing an entry to Le Mans is very difficult so to have three female crews on the grid is an immense achievement,” said Michèle Mouton, President of the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission and herself a winner of the Prototype 2L category at the 1975 Le Mans. “There is a lot more hard work ahead but I am confident our crews will reward the belief everyone has placed in them as they embark on this great journey towards one of the most iconic races on the sportscar calendar.”