Leipert Motorsport celebrates outstanding successes at the last events of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe (LSTE) and the World Final (Europe/Asia/North America) at the Autodromo Vallelunga (Italy), where a record number of 98 vehicles were on the grid. The MOTUL supported Team from Wegberg achieved a total of nine podium finishes with 5 Lamborghini Super Trofeo EVO2, including several class victories. Leipert drivers Brendon Leitch (Pro classification) and Gabriel Rindone (AM classification) celebrated the European championship titles in their class, while Jürgen Krebs (Lamborghini Cup classification) took the well-deserved runner-up title.
New Zealander Brendon Leitch (Pro classification, #86) experienced races with highs and lows. In the first race of the long season finale, he was rear-ended by a rival. After a spin and subsequent race to catch up, sixth place meant only damage limitation in the end. In the subsequent races, the New Zealander regained the lead in the standings with three podium finishes in a row and clinched the championship title in the Pro classification after a more than dramatic finale. After a strong first race and an unfortunate second race, Leitch finished third overall in the world final.
The Italian Gabriel Rindone (AM classification, #21) showed his fighting qualities in the Lamborghini one-make cup in Vallelunga. With extremely exciting and clean manoeuvres, he took the championship title in the AM classification. In the world final, he finished fourth in the AM classification after a contact with a lapped car that cost him a few places.
The Swiss Jürgen Krebs (LC-Cup, #65) achieved great success in Vallelunga. With a strong performance, he won three races in a row and closed the gap on the competition in the class classification. P3 in the last race gave him the well-deserved runner-up title. In the world final, he was unable to collect any points due to an accident-related retirement in race one, but finished 4th in race two, placing him among the top 10 fastest drivers in his class in the overall standings.
Lamborghini juniors Yuri Wagner (Luxembourg) and Patrik Matthiesen (Denmark, Pro classification, #99) gained their first experience in Vallelunga. Only Wagner was a little stressed as he had to attend an important appointment at university. As a result, he travelled home in the meantime and had to miss the 6th race. Marc de Fulgencio (Spain), a former Leipert driver from his GT4 days, was a worthy substitute and replaced the Luxembourger for the two races. In the world final, Wagner and Matthiesen once again battled their way through the 44-strong field, with the #99 finishing with respectable results but outside the top 10.
Chinese driver Kerong Li and American Jean-Francois Brunot (AM classification, #88) once again put in strong performances in the four races of the European series in Vallelunga, confirming their improving form and building on the successes of previous events. The duo claimed four top 10 finishes and also secured a strong seventh place in Race 1 at the world finale.
Managing Directors Marcel Leipert & Marc Poos:
” These have been a very intense eleven days for all the drivers and the entire crew. We are proud to have ended the season so successfully. Two title wins, one runner-up title and second place in the team classification in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe are a great result. All the drivers gave their best and the atmosphere in the team was always exceptionally good. The entire team did a fantastic job during the 2023 season. We would like to thank our drivers and staff, whose flawless work made this outstanding result possible. We are looking forward to the 2024 season in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe, which offers an absolutely first-class racing calendar and sets a unique highlight with the appearance in the supporting programme of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (France).”
Leipert Motorsport’s next event will take place at the beginning of December in Sepang (Malaysia, 01-03 December). There, the team from Wegberg will compete in the first two 4h races of the Asian Le Mans Series with a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2 and the newly crowned LST Europe Champions Brendon Leitch (New Zealand) and Gabriel Rindone (Italy). The successful duo will be supported by Lamborghini works driver Marco Mapelli (Italy).