At the half-time weekend of the DTM Trophy, the team from Wegberg celebrated another podium success with Jan Kisiel in the overall standings by finishing third. That puts the Leipert Motorsport driver in second place in the drivers' championship. Once again it was a successful race weekend, which was completed with 2 second places each in the junior ranking (Marc de Fulgencio) and in the XP ranking (Fidel Leib).
With races five and six, the DTM Trophy reaches its half-time in the premiere season.
On Saturday, the starting signal was given for the first race on the prestigious Nürburgring circuit - with the Grand Prix course as a track variant. Jan Kisiel, who was driving the Mercedes-AMG GT4 #4, had a difficult task from grid position 13. He had originally qualified in 3rd place, but had to take a grid penalty of 10 positions due to a previous violation at the Lausitzring. But he managed this with flying colours: After a successful race to catch up and exciting fights that made the hearts of motorsport fans beat faster, he finished fourth at the end of the day - within striking distance to the podium. His team mate, junior driver Marc de Fulgencio on the #9, was also very impressive. Rank six on the grid and fair duels for fifth place finally secured him the trophy as second-best junior in the first race. The junior support of the team has once again paid off. The third in the squad - Fidel Leib in the Profi-Car Mercedes with the #2 - was again able to improve his performance level positively. In Saturday's race he showed willpower in the fight for places and was finally placed 15th overall, which is equivalent to position 2 of the XP rankings for gentleman drivers.
On Sunday, the lights went green again and, on the radio, there were also the announcement: „Race start! Go, go, go! “. Jan Kisiel, who just missed the podium the day before, was able to score this time: Starting from third place on the grid, he ambitiously defended his position, which he did not lose until the end of the race. So, the points he scored also mean second place in the drivers' championship! Junior Marc de Fulgencio repeated his result from the previous day: The second-best junior driver in the strong field of the DTM Trophy and 8th place overall. Also Fidel Leib was able to keep his performance of the previous day. The Swabian finished 18th overall (P2 in class XP).
A very impressive result for the three-car team from Leipert Motorsport.
This time the team supported by MOTUL is not packing its bags at the Ring, as the next round of the DTM Trophy is already coming up. Next weekend (18-20.09.2020) the DTM Trophy will once again be held at the Nürburgring. This time, however, with the sprint version, which is driven on the short circuit version of the Nürburgring.
At the second race weekend of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe 2020 season, the team and drivers impressed with podium finishes and points in the top 10 ranks with the four entered Lamborghini Huracán.
As a result of the Corona situation, the motorsport season continues in rapid succession. Last weekend was already the second race weekend of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo in the GT World Challenge. This time on the prestigious Nürburgring in the middle of the Eifel.
3 cars in the top 10 and a podium finish - the first race at the Nürburgring
This year, Leipert Motorsport has a mammoth task with the four-car line-up, which the complete team is tackling with flying colours. In the first race #30 Mikko Eskelinen/Elias Niskanen in the MadCroc Lamborghini showed a great performance. Fair overtaking manoeuvres secured the Finnish driver duo tenth place overall and the trophy for P3 in the PRO-AM classification! #2 Marcus Paverud/Sebastian Balthasar in their sister Lamborghini crossed the finish line in sixth place overall (P4 PRO classification) after exciting duels. The driver duo of #69 Jake Rattenbury/Guillem Pujeu collected further championship points thanks to a superb race with several fights. The result: P9 in the overall ranking (P7 PRO classification). The two AM pilots #21 Fidel Leib/Yury Wagner had less luck. They had to finish their race shortly after the start in the pits with a defect.
Two podiums and Championship points only five hours after the first race
After less than five hours the second race of the Nürburgring started.
#30 Mikko Eskelinen/Elias Niskanen repeated the success of the first race: With ninth place in the overall standings, the two PRO-AM drivers once again took the trophy in third place in their class.
Also #2 Marcus Paverud/Sebastian Balthasar were sovereign in race two with P5 in the overall ranking and important points in their luggage. The driver duo #21 Fidel Leib/Yury Wagner in the light blue Profi-Car Lamborghini gave everything in the second race - with success! Leib, after a strong stint, handed over to Wagner on 15th place, who in the end fought his way up to 14th place. The result: P2 and podium in the AM class!
The Lamborghini #69 of Jake Rattenbury and Guillem Pujeu retired shortly after the driver change without power, which is why the fourth Leipert Motorsport duo could unfortunately not score points in the second race.
After a turbulent racing weekend, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo will be heading to Barcelona (09.-11-10.2020) for rounds 5 & 6 in early October.
This week, however, the team supported by MOTUL will return to the Nürburgring for rounds 5 & 6 of the DTM Trophy with 3 AMG GT4s as part of the DTM.
The second race weekend of the DTM Trophy once again brought Leipert Motorsport from Wegberg in the Lower Rhine region great success: Podium successes in the overall classification and in the junior classification at the DEKRA-Lausitzring with the fast driver trio Fidel Leib, Jan Kisiel and Marc de Fulgenico
Leipert Motorsport sums up the season opener of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo positively: With Sebastian Balthasar, the team from Wegberg secured the first Pole-Position of the season and, with four fast driver duos, achieved good podium and top 10 finishes at Misano, Italy.
With four Lamborghini Huracán, Leipert Motorsport entered the 4.2-kilometre-long Misano World Circuit in Italy last weekend. The opening of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe was held as part of the GT World Challenge.
Immediately at the beginning of the race weekend, Sebastian Balthasar on the #2 took the full attention: In qualifying, the 23-year-old German set the fastest time after just one timed lap, securing the first Pole-Position of the season for himself and his Norwegian team-mate Marcus Paverud (PRO classification). After an extremely thrilling race, in which the two of them fought brilliantly for the race victory, they had to let go two opponents in the last lap - hindered by cars waiting to be passed. Team and drivers were happy about the first podium finish of the new season despite losing the overall victory.
The second Leipzig Motorsport PRO duo, Jake Rattenbury (Wales)/ Guillem Pujeu (Spain), on the #69 also impressed with a top 10 finish: Having started the race from tenth place, the two crossed the finish line in ninth place in the PRO classification.
The "Flying Finns" Mikko Eskelinen and Elias Niskanen on the MadCroc #30 crossed the finish line after an exciting catch-up race to P14 overall; with fourth place in the PRO-AM classification the two of them just missed a class podium.
The AM driver duo on the green-black Huracán with #21, Takis (Switzerland) and Yury Wagner (Luxembourg), were able to maintain their starting position until shortly before the end of the race, but were then thrown back into fourth place in their class (P23 overall) by a spin by Takis.
The heat battle in Italy again delivered valuable top 10 finishes on the second day of the race for the Leipert Motorsport team supported by MOTUL:
Marcus Paverud started the race in the Lamborghini #2 on Sunday. After a challenging first half of the race, he handed over the car in seventh position to team mate Sebastian Balthasar, who was able to make up two places. As fifth in the PRO classification, the two again collected important points in the second race.
In the sister Lamborghini with the #69 Jake Rattenbury and Guillem Pujeu scored with another top 10 success: A thrilling race and fair fights catapulted the PRO duo to seventh place in the PRO ranking, only two positions behind their team mates.
Meanwhile Mikko Eskelinen and Elias Niskanen on the #30 had an exciting race until shortly before the end: In the beginning they lost places in the bustle of the start - but they fought bravely and fought their way back to third place in the PRO-AM classification.
But still in the last minute the safe podium place was lost and the two had to settle for fourth place (11th overall).
The second race was also interesting for the AM drivers of #21: Takis brought the car to the pit stop in 22nd place. After the driver change Yury Wagner managed to make up places again. He crossed the finish line in fourth place in the AM classification (P19 overall).
A successful start into the season with a great point result that promises an exciting season. The next race weekend of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo will take place on the Grand Prix circuit of the Nürburgring (04-05 September 2020).