Leipert Motorsport from Wegberg scored a strong third place in the 24h Series at Hockenheim on its official GT3 comeback this weekend.
Also the start into the European season in mid-April could hardly have been better. As a result, they are now in second place in the overall- and team standings in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo as well as in the ADAC GT4 Germany.
Wegberg – Monday, 24.05.2021
The first GT3 race of the team from Wegberg since 2013 was immediately crowned with success. Das The Leipert Motorsport team with its strong driver quartet consisting of Fidel Leib (Germany), Seb Morris (Wales), Brendon Leitch (New Zealand) and Tyler Cooke (USA) mastered the 12h race at the Hockenheimring in outstanding fashion. Leipert thus continues to build on his great successes in the 24h Series and confirms his reputation as an endurance specialist – this time with the GT3 version of Lamborghini.
Strong duels for the lead and mega performance in part 1 and part 2 of the 12h race @24h Series
Seb Morris started part 1 of the 12h Hockenheim from position 3 at 1.30pm on Saturday. It quickly became clear that getting past the Leipert Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 proved to be quite difficult. Confidently, the driver quintet defended the top 3 position, with the #10 temporarily leading the field due to pit stops and driver changes. The Italian GT3 bull ran like Swiss clockwork and the drivers piloted it flawlessly through part 1 of the race. At 20:00, the Lamborghini crossed the finish line in P3 overall.
Brendon Leitch was the starting driver of the 2nd part of the 12h race at 14:30 on Sunday. As on the previous day, all four drivers as well as the Lamborghini GT3 showed a flawless race and crossed the finish line in P3 at 20:00, after repeated thrilling duels.
The good work of the drivers, the team and the support of Lamborghini Squadra Corse in the GT3 debut of Leipert Motorsport was rewarded with the podium.
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe – Recap Monza
The start of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe season was also extremely successful for Leipert Motorsport. The PRO car of Sebastian Balthasar (GER) and Noah Watt (DNK) finished the season opener in Monza in positions 2 and 3, which earned the duo second place in the drivers’ standings.
The PRO-AM pairing of Dan Wells (ENG) and Oscar Lee (USA) also celebrated 2 podium finishes with positions 2 and 3 in their class. This puts the British-American duo in second place in their category.
Gerhard Watzinger (USA) and Ray Calvin (CAN) each started the races as solo drivers and fought for points in the AM category. Watzinger finished race 1 in third position on the podium while he retired after a contact in race 2.
Calvin secured pole position for Saturday’s race, but couldn’t quite turn his strong performance into results after a puncture in race 1 and contact in race 2, finishing 6th in both races.
With these strong results in hand, Leipert Motorsport travels straight on to Circuit Paul Ricard (France) this week. This time Gabriel Rindone (ITA) joins the team again, who had to miss the season opener in Monza due to an injury.
Podium successes also for Leipert Motorsport’s youngsters in ADAC GT4 Germany
The first two races of the Leipert youngsters on the AMG GT4 in the ADAC GT4 Germany started on the right foot as well.
Marc de Fulgencio and Robin Falkenbach were able to verify their strong performance from the pre-season tests and took two second places after very strong performances at the Motorpark Oschersleben. In addition, Robin Falkenbach won both races in the junior classification for drivers up to 20 years of age.
This means that the team from Wegberg is also in the GT4 in second place in the drivers’ and team standings and is leading the junior standings on top of that.
The next ADAC GT4 Germany race will take place at the Red Bull Ring in Austria in mid-June.