Ilott will pilot of one of three GTE-Am class entries fielded by the Iron Lynx Ferrari squad, which the Briton has been driving for within the GT World Challenge Europe this season.

Ilott will pilot the #80 Ferrari 488 GTE alongside GT common Matteo Cressoni and final 12 months’s Michelin Le Mans Cup GT3 winner Rino Mastronardi.

Iron Lynx will even discipline its all-female Iron Dames entry for Sarah Bovy, Rahel Frey and Michelle Gatting, whereas Claudio Schiavoni, Paolo Ruberti and Raffaele Giammaria will drive the #60 automobile.

Having already skilled GT races with Iron Lynx at Monza and Paul Ricard this season, competing at Le Mans on 21-22 August was a chance Ilott couldn’t refuse.

“It is a real honour to be chosen to drive for Iron Lynx and Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans – and an opportunity I just couldn’t turn down,” stated Ilott, who has contested two F1 free observe classes for Alfa Romeo this season as half of his check driver function for the crew.

“There’s a great tradition of British drivers doing well there, and I will be aiming to make my own contribution to Le Mans history.”

Iron Lynx crew principal Andrea Piccini, who raced at Le Mans for the crew final 12 months and completed second at school in 2006, will step away from driving at this 12 months’s race.

However, he believes Ilott will show to be useful addition to his Le Mans driver line-up.

“Callum is a great addition to our driver strength,” stated Piccini.

“We have been extremely impressed together with his versatility in making the change to GT racing with us and are wanting ahead to working onerous collectively within the coming weeks as we put together for Le Mans.

“Equally, we’ve loved watching Sarah’s progress with us in Italian GT Endurance, Michelin Le Mans Cup and FIA World Endurance Championship, so she deserves her alternative on an even bigger stage.

“I’ll naturally miss not driving within the race this 12 months however will be capable to focus completely on our crew.

“Running Callum at Le Mans further strengthens our relationship with Ferrari and the Ferrari Driver Academy, and since Iron Lynx joined forces with Prema just a few weeks ago, there is a world of opportunities available across all disciplines of racing.”

Ilott will be part of the Iron Lynx squad for the Spa 24 Hours from 29 July – 1 August earlier than switching focus to the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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