The pink No. 83 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 is being driven by four women who share one voice, “Men and women can compete face to face in the same competitions.” They are competing in the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup and started their year off at the grueling twice around the clock Rolex 24 at Daytona. The four drivers, Rahel Frey, Michelle Gatting, Sarah Bovy and Doriane Pin, say they are like sisters born to different mothers.
Rahel Frey (36), Switzerland – With twenty years of experience Rahel has won 19 races, finished on the podium 71 times and has 7 pole positions. She is committed to growing the role of women in motorsport. In addition to being one of the Iron Dames drivers, Rahel is also a project manager overseeing the team’s growth, physical and mental training and their testing. “In the racing world, I don’t like to think in terms of ‘man-woman’ dualism,” said Rahel. “We get in the car and we want to be the fastest, just like the others.”
Michelle Gatting (29), Denmark – So far in Michelle’s career she has won 14 races, been on the podium 61 times and has 8 pole positions. She refers to herself as being a proud and stubborn lightning bolt on the race track. “Since my beginnings, things have changed,” said Michelle. “Now I walk in the paddock, greet my male opponents, and feel their respect. We’ve proven that we know how to win.”
Sarah Bovy (33), Belgium – “When I was 13, I was already on a go-kart and I told my father on the way home, ‘someday I’m going to become a race driver’”, said Sarah. “I love everything about this environment: the smell, the noise, the strategy. And most of all, I love the battle.” Sarah raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2021 and 2022 and is in her third season with Iron Dames. “A downside of being a woman on the track? The fact that certain colleagues, when they’re in the process of overtaking, go hard on us with their maneuvers. I think for some, being beaten by a woman is still seen as a bruise to the ego.”
Doriane Pin (19), France – The youngest of the drivers on the team, Doriane has finished on the podium many times in the GT3 Michelin Le Mans cup. Of the 30 races she has competed in, she has 6 wins, 12 podiums and 4 pole positions. “I started when I was nine years old, thanks to my dad,” said Doriane. “In 2019, I was already a champion in France. The important values in my life? Believing in myself, always learning, and enjoying every moment.”
The four drivers share one vision: “We wear a pink suit, it’s true. But when we put our helmets on, we’re drivers who want to win. And nothing more.”
Race to Inspire is the GT racing partnership between Lamborghini Squadra Corse and Iron Lynx which runs Iron Dames.
“The Iron Dames project is made up of motivated women with a strong passion and motivation, pushing the racing world beyond limits and gender barriers,” said Deborah Mayer, Chairwoman of DC Racing Solutions and Project Founder of the Iron Dames. “We race to inspire women to follow their dreams and take the first step into motorsport, because we have proven that anything is truly possible.”
In their first race in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the No. 83 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 finished 18th in their class and 46th overall out of the 61 cars that started the race. Their next race is the IMSA Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring which takes place in Sebring, Florida on Saturday March 18th.
Photography By Automobili Lamborghini
Video By Iron Dames