Heat battle in Misano with podium and top results

4. July 2022

Leipert Motorsport started the 5th and 6th round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe at the Misano World Circuit in Italy last weekend. The MOTUL-supported Wegberg team brought five Lamborghini Super Trofeo EVO 2 cars to the start. In the first race, which started at 8pm on Saturday evening as darkness set in, the team celebrated a podium finish and scored important championship points. In race two on Sunday morning, the team from Wegberg collected further top results – two Leipert Lamborghinis did not see the chequered flag after contact with opponents.

Thrilling races in the Italian heat

With outside temperatures of up to 43 degrees, it was a hot race weekend for the team from Wegberg. Italian Gabriel Rindone (AM classification, #21) was fast again. In both races he was 4th on the grid in his class. In the first race, Rindone was able to make up another place during a couple of exciting duels and took another podium finish this season with 3rd place. This meant that he was still leading the championship. In race 2, things did not go so well. Rindone crossed the finish line in third place again, but then received a ten-second time penalty due to a collision and dropped back to sixth place.

Jürgen Krebs (AM classification, #97) was a soloist at the start this time. In race one, he started the race from position 6 and also held this position at the finish after a faultless drive. In the second race, the end came very early. Starting from 8th in class, he was involved in a collision in the second corner and had to end the race early.

Brendon Leitch and his partner Gerhard Watzinger (Pro-Am classification, # 70) drove the Crowdstrike Lamborghini to 4th place in the first race. Starting from 8th on the grid, the duo steadily fought their way to the front and just missed out on the podium. In the overall classification, the duo finished 9th out of 35 participants. In the second race, Leitch was able to keep the Lamborghini in the leading group. Shortly before the end of the race, Watzinger had a contact with an opponent in a promising position, so that the car stopped. Leitch/Watzinger were classified in 8th place.

The drivers Jean-Francois Brunot/Kerong Li (Pro-Am classification, #87) showed the best performance of the season so far. The duo started the two races from positions 11 and 9. In race one, the #87 finished in 7th place. In the second race, they were able to record 5th place in class.

Young David Serban (Pro classification, #18) once again proved his talent and speed. In the first race, however, he had to have a tyre changed after a contact with a competitor. Thus, no more than 8th place was possible. In the second race, he finished 6th after a consistently fast drive.

Managing Directors Marcel Leipert & Marc Poos:

“The race weekend in Misano was a challenge for everyone because of the heat. Despite the external circumstances, the team did a great job. The pilots achieved numerous good results as well as a podium and had great duels. The two accidents in the second race are very annoying, but now we are looking forward to the next LST race at the end of the month at the Ardennes rollercoaster in Spa-Francorchamps and are confident to continue the very successful season so far.”

The team will be back on the grid next weekend. At the 24h race of the “24h Series” at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao (Portugal, 08-10 July), Jean-Francois Brunot and Kerong Li as well as the three US-Americans Tyler Cooke, Anthony McIntosh and Glenn McGee will drive a Lamborghini Super Trofeo and are expected to extend their championship lead in the GTX class.