After ten years of abstinence, Leipert Motorsport celebrates its comeback in the GT World Challenge Endurance in the 2022 motorsport season with the support of Lamborghini Squadra Corse. The experienced team from Wegberg will be relying on the strong driver line up of Brendon Leitch and Dennis Fetzer in the silver classification – the third driver will be announced shortly.
The Leipert Motorsport Programme 2022 is taking form. With its return to the GT World Challenge, the MOTUL-supported team is taking on a new challenge.
Entry in the largest GT3 series in Europe
The GT World Challenge is known as the largest GT series in Europe. The driver level is high and top names line up in the results lists.
Five race events, across Europe’s most famous circuits, make up the 2022 race calendar. The highlight is the 24-hour race, which is traditionally held in Spa-Francorchamps. The team from Wegberg is particularly looking forward to the racing classic, because for the team it means: home game! The Leipert Motorsport headquarter is only about 150 kilometres away from the circuit.
Brendon Leitch and Dennis Fetzer behind the wheel for Leipert Motorsport
In the Silver Cup, Leipert Motorsport competes with a strong driver pairing. Brendon Leitch has already been an integral part of the team since 2019. For the New Zealander, it is already the second GT3 season in the Lamborghini. As a driver coach and also through his daily activities in the team’s workshop, the 26-year-old is also a permanent factor at Leipert Motorsport away from the race car.
Dennis Fetzer (D) joins him as a teammate. The fast up-and-comer from the GT4 sector celebrated a strong debut in the Lamborghini at the 24-hour race in Sebring last year, which convinced the team. The 20-year-old young talent has already been able to gain GT3 experience on the Nordschleife and will be contributing this.
Who will round off the trio in the season will be announced shortly.
With Max Weering, the trio becomes a quartet for the 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps. The fast Dutchman is the reigning runner-up in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe and is also an integral part of the Lamborghini family.
Leipert Motorsport follows a clear concept for young drivers
With their return to the GTWC, the endurance specialists are further expanding their motorsport concept. The GT3 programme of Leipert Motorsport is intended to give future drivers the opportunities to take the next logical step after the Lamborghini Super Trofeo or GT4.After a period of preparation and acclimatisation in the team, young talents have the opportunity to compete with the top drivers in Europe with the promotion to GT3.
Statement by the two managing directors and team managers Marcel Leipert and Marc Poos:
“We are really looking forward to the new challenge in the GTWC. We have a strong squad in place and, combined with the planned test programme, we are very well prepared. Competing in GTWC Endurance is the logical step for us as a team to also open the way for drivers from the Lamborghini Super Trofeo to enter GT3 racing. the process, we rely – as we have for many years – on the excellent cooperation with Lamborghini Squadra Corse and, after a great debut year with the GT3, we are delighted to be represented in Europe’s greatest GT series. “
The first race will be the season opener in Imola (Italy) at the beginning of April. Before that, the MOTUL-supported team will travel to Paul Ricard (France) for the first showdown at the official test days in March.
Leipert Motorsport’s further motorsport programme will be announced in the forthcoming weeks.