Iron Dames’ Pin to miss Le Mans due to rib injury

Iron Dames driver Doriane Pin has been forced to withdraw from next month’s Le Mans 24 Hours after suffering broken ribs in an incident during the Formula Regional round at Spa-Francorchamps last weekend.

“After further medical checks, we found out that I have fractured ribs,” the 20-year-old Frenchwoman said. “Obviously it means that I need time to heal, so we have made the difficult decision with the team not to race the 24 Hours of Le Mans or the FRECA races in Zandvoort.

“This decision is tough and sad, especially since Le Mans is one of the biggest races of the year and for me it’s a very special one. I was looking forward to driving there and share that week with all of you and of course my team. But, I need to do what is best for myself and the Iron Dames.”


In Pin’s absence, team regular Rahel Frey will step in to race the No. 85 LMGT3 class Lamborghini Huracan to race with Sarah Bovy and Michelle Gatting at Le Mans. This adds to Frey’s surprise 2024 WEC program with the team, which began at Spa after she was drafted in to sub for Pin who signed a late deal to compete in Formula Regional.

Frey will now complete the WEC season with the Iron Dames, after she was previously confirmed for the races at Interlagos, COTA, Fuji and Bahrain. It will be her seventh Le Mans start and her fifth with the Iron Dames/Iron Lynx program.

Story originally appeared on Racer