Leipert Motorsport started the 2022 season with two endurance classics. At the 24-hour race in Dubai and the 6-hour race in Abu Dhabi, which took place just one week later as part of the 24-hour series, the team from Wegberg achieved a class podium after a pole position in the GTX classification and was delighted with several top ten successes within one race week.
While the temperatures in Germany were dropping, the team from Leipert Motorsport in Wegberg were drawn to the warm Arab Emirates. Not far from the highest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa with a height of 828 metres – the MOTUL-supported team started the two desert races with a two-car line-up.
Pole Position and podium at the Dubai 24-hour race
With the Lamborghini GT3 #10 and a mixed driver quintet consisting of Brendon Leitch (New Zealand), Jean-Francois Brunot (USA), Kerong Li (China), Joel Eriksson (Sweden) and Betty Chen (Taiwan), the 24-hour classic was a very routine race. The five pilots at the wheel completed kilometre after kilometre and worked hand in hand. With over 80 starters in the race, the team was finally pleased with eighth place in the GT3 class.
With the fastest lap time, the sister car attracted attention in the mega-metropolis of Dubai. Thanks to this performance, the Leipert Motorsport Super Trofeo #710 started from Pole Position in the GTX class! Inspired by this success, the five drivers Gerhard Watzinger (USA), Gregg Gorski (USA), Eric Davis (USA), Alban Varutti (France) and Fidel Leib (Germany) also brilliantly completed the 24 hours of racing. After 24 hours, the #710 crossed the finish line in P2 to the cheers of the entire team – a well-deserved podium finish for the driver crew and team.
Two Top 10 successes at the 6-hour race in Abu Dhabi
Only one week remained after the 24-hour race to prepare the two race cars. And then it was “Drivers, start the engines” again – but this time at the 6 Hours of Abu Dhabi.
The driver duo Jean-Francois Brunot (USA) and Kerong Li (China), who were already well coordinated due to the previous race, drove the Lamborghini GT3 #10 and were able to successfully convert their fifth place on the grid into a brilliant Top-5 result.
The #710 Lamborghini Super Trofeo trio of Gerhard Watzinger (USA), Gregg Gorski (USA) and Gabriel Rindone (Italy) also finished among the ten fastest teams: ninth overall and seventh in the GT3 class.
Best placed Lamborghini team in both endurance races
Two race weekends with 4 top results and all cars at the finish. Once again, the Leipert Motorsport team demonstrated that it is a reliable endurance specialist. The team from Wegberg finished both race events as the best-placed Lamborghini team.
A successful start to the season that makes you want more. This year, too, the experienced team from Wegberg has a lot on the agenda. The plans for the 2022 season will be published soon.