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ELMS – IRON DAMES VICTORIOUS AT IMOLA

It was a successful weekend for Iron Dames, with LMGT3 success in the European Le Mans Series, a season-best result in the French Rally Championship, and victory in the Longines Global Champions League.

European Le Mans Series
After taking a third consecutive pole position in the European Le Mans Series, Iron Dames stormed to a hard-fought victory in the Four Hours of Imola, with the #85 crew of Sarah Bovy, Rahel Frey, and Michelle Gatting delivering the team with its second ELMS win after Portimao in 2022.

Sarah, who claimed pole position on Saturday, started the race but unfortunately lost the lead on the opening lap after being overtaken by the #59 Aston Martin Vantage of Derek Deboer. The Belgian remained resilient, however, and quickly reclaimed first position 10 minutes into the race before opening a 12 second advantage.

After losing the lead to the #59 in the pitlane at the end of the first stint, Sarah again fought forward to reclaim first place at the start of the second hour and built up a strong advantage before handing the car over to Rahel with two hours and 25 minutes remaining.