Leipert Motorsport again competed with five Lamborghini Super Trofeo EVO 2 cars at the second event of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe (LSTE) at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium). The MOTUL-supported team took two class victories and a total of four podium finishes. As a result, the Leipert drivers Leitch and Rindone took the lead in the Pro and AM Cup standings.
48 Lamborghini Super Trofeo EVO 2 cars competed on the Ardennes rollercoaster at Spa Francorchamps. This led to heavy traffic in the practice sessions on the seven-kilometre circuit in the Ardennes. Accordingly, it was difficult for the drivers to get a free lap in the qualifying sessions. Leipert regular driver Jürgen Krebs had to miss this race for scheduling reasons and was represented by the two guest starters Melvin Moh/Han Songting (Malaysia/China).
New Zealander Brendon Leitch (Pro classification, #86) put in a top performance at Spa. Leitch started from position 8 in the first race and crossed the finish line in P2 overall. In race two he started from second on the grid. Due to the premature termination of the second race due to adverse weather conditions after about 22 minutes, he was again classified P2 overall. These two top results secured him the lead in the Pro standings.
The two youngsters, Luxembourg’s Yuri Wagner and Denmark’s Patrik Matthiesen in the PROFICAR Lamborghini (Pro classification, #99), put in a faultless performance. The two Lamborghini juniors, who are competing in their first season in the Pro classification, finished P10 in race one and P8 in class in race two.
Italian Gabriel Rindone (AM classification, #21) started the two races from grid positions 2 and 1. As always, he was fast and flawless. In the end, there were two wins in the AM classification. As a result, Rindone, who had started the season very badly with an accident-related retirement at the first event in Paul Ricard, now also deservedly took the championship lead in the AM standings.
Kerong Li/Jean-Francois Brunot (China/USA, AM classification, #88) retired in the first race after a starting collision with a broken tie rod. In race two, the drivers of the #88 were able to claim a conciliatory 4th place in class.
Melvin Moh/Han Songting (AM classification, #65) took Pole position in their first race as guest entrants. After Moh had been in the lead for several laps, the duo dropped back in the second half of the race and crossed the finish line in P10. In race two, the driver duo finished in P12.
Managing Directors Marcel Leipert & Marc Poos:
“The first two race weekends of the season have gone very well. We are leading both the Pro standings and the AM standings after 4 races and have had great results. We will continue to do everything we can to defend our championship leads until the end of the season. It’s a shame that the second race at Spa was abandoned, but for safety reasons the decision of the race directors was absolutely right.”
The next weekend of the LST takes place in Germany at the Nürburgring (28-30 July).