As part of the TotalEnergies 24h race in Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Leipert Motorsport once again entered five Lamborghini Super Trofeo cars in the fourth event of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe (LST). The team from Wegberg, supported by Motul, went through ups and downs this weekend.
Rindone with podium finish
After two strong qualifying sessions with pole position and second place on the grid in class, the first race ended abruptly for Gabriel Rindone (AM classification, #21). While leading the race, Rindone was hit by an opponent in the fight for victory and had to stop the car with irreparable damage. Race two did not start as planned for the Italian. In the first corner, the #21 was touched and turned over. From the end of the 37-vehicle Lamborghini field, Rindone started a remarkable race to catch up, which he finished in second place in class. Thus, he still has the best chances for the title in the AM classification.
Serban’s best performance of the season
The young Romanian driver from Leipert, David Serban (Pro class, #18), showed his best performance of the season in Spa. He drove a faultless first race and crossed the finish line in P6 in class, P8 overall. In race two he had to pit for a short repair stop after a collision. He finished the race in P7 in class and P25 overall.
Leitch/Watzinger with a good performance
In Race 1 on Friday, the duo of Brendon Leitch and Gerhard Watzinger (Pro-Am class, #70) had worked their way from P7 on the grid in class to within sight of a podium finish overall and in class when Leitch had to serve a drive-through penalty. The #70 then crossed the finish line in P7 in class and P18 overall. In the second race Leitch/Watzinger started from P2 overall. Several safety car phases in quick succession slowed down the forward momentum of the fast New Zealander. So Watzinger drove the Crowdstrike Lamborghini across the finish line in 5th place in the ProAm classification.
Black weekend for Li/Brunot
The weekend did not end on a positive note for Jean-Francois Brunot/Kerong Li (Pro-Am class, #87). In qualifying, the duo finished 8th and 6th. In race one, they suffered a puncture two laps before the end and dropped far back. More than 7th place in the ProAm standings was not possible. The second race ended at the halfway point after a damper damage after the duo was promisingly in the fight for the podium places in the class.
Solid debut for Krebs/Wagner
The duo Jürgen Krebs/Louis Wagner (AM class, #97) drove together for the first time this season. Wagner, who has been associated with the team for years, quickly found his feet in the Super Trofeo. In the two qualifying sessions, the duo finished 5th and 8th in the AM class. In the first race, Krebs /Wagner finished P6 in the AM classification. In race two, the drivers had to retire early after contact with an opponent and a puncture, but were still classified in 7th position in the class.
Managing Directors Marcel Leipert & Marc Poos:
“The Lamborghini Super Trofeo race weekend in Spa was characterised by many ups and downs. The setbacks we suffered through no fault of our own hit us hard, of course, but that’s precisely why we’re all the more motivated to build on our previous successes in Barcelona. Our spirit is unbroken and we will be ready to attack again at the next round!
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo will now take a two-month break. The fifth event will then take place in Barcelona (Spain, 30 September-2 October).