24 Hours of Le Mans – The determined Iron Dames run another mistake-free race
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24 Hours of Le Mans – The determined Iron Dames run another mistake-free race

Rahel Frey, Manuela Gostner and Michelle Gatting, the Iron Lynx crew of the #85 Ferrari 488 GTE EVO once again completed the 24 Hours of Mans without putting a foot wrong. The team finished ninth in LMGTE Am.

For their second time at Le Mans the three women were aiming to better last year’s result. Remarkably consistent, they are content with equalling their 2019 classification, never straying far from the top ten during the race. Race after race, the determined crew are achieving the objectives they set themselves, both sporting and social – defending their values of equality, independence and emancipation.

Here is what they had to say once they had crossed the line of the world’s greatest endurance race:

Michelle Gatting: We finished Le Mans ninth in the rankings, and that’s something we’re thrilled about.  The team did an extraordinary job and so did Rahel and Manuela. We all did our best. Unfortunately we didn't find the rhythm. We can’t hide the fact that we were hoping for a better result, but we fought hard right to the end. And of this, I am proud.

Rahel Frey: Now, after the big race, we will have time to really take in what we havemanaged to achieve: a result of which I am very proud. For the second time in a row wehave completed this race without ever making a mistake. And this is truly exceptional. Of  course, we could have done better, but to reach the top 10 again was extraordinary. Iwould like to thank everyone and I just hope I can come back again and do even better.

Manuela Gostner: We achieved ninth place in one of the most challenging races in theworld! Of course this makes us very proud, also taking into account the fact that manycars didn’t even reach the finish line. Together, team and drivers, we had a faultlessperformance, which is exceptional, even though we were very motivated to do evenbetter this year. In any case, Rahel, Michelle and I tried with all our might, but we missedthe right pace. I really hope we can compete again in this unique race!

Rahel Frey, Manuela Gostner and Michelle Gatting are already preparing for the last two rounds of the European Le Mans Series 2020 at Monza (11 October) and Portimão (1 November). They lie fourth in the LMGTE drivers championship.