The 24-hour race at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (Portugal) was a thrilling battle to defend the GTX championship lead. Leipert Motorsport took Pole position in the GTX class and seventh overall in qualifying. After 24 eventful hours, the Leipert Lamborghini #710 crossed the finish line in first position in the GTX class and achieved fifth place overall. As a result, the MOTUL-supported team from Wegberg also defended its lead in the 24h Series class standings.
Leipert Motorsport competed in the 24h Portimao race with a Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo. The Lamborghini #710 was driven by the Leipert LST drivers Kerong Li (China) and Jean-Francois Brunot (USA) and the GTWC GT3 driver Tyler Cooke (USA). The drivers were joined by the two US-Americans Anthony McIntosh and Glenn McGee.
In the free practice sessions, the quintet showed its best side and completed the laps with consistency and a lot of routine. The two US-Americans McIntosh and McGee were also impressive in their first appearance in a Lamborghini with consistently good lap times and a confident performance.
In qualifying, the Leipert Lamborghini took Pole position in the GTX class. In the race, the team initially stayed in the leading group until two punctures dropped the squad back a few places. The heat in Portugal was a problem for all the teams. The #710 had extremely high fuel temperatures, which led to minor problems.
In the further course of the race, the quintet moved forward again. In the morning, the Lamborghini #710 was in 2nd place in class and 7th overall.
As the opponents in the GTX class also had to struggle with a few problems, the Leipert Lamborghini regained the lead and crossed the finish line as the winner of the GTX class and in 5th place overall.
Managing Directors Marcel Leipert & Marc Poos:
“Team and drivers have convinced in Portugal despite the difficult conditions. The two newcomers have integrated perfectly and impressed us all along the line. We achieved the class victory we were aiming for and a top result in the overall standings. We managed to defend our lead in the GTX class. We will do everything in our power to defend the title at the following 24h race of the 24h Series at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya at the beginning of September.”
The next stop for Leipert Motorsport is the “Total Energies 24hours” in Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium, 28-30 July). The team will compete there with 5 cars in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo in the supporting programme of the 24h Spa. Brendon Leitch, Isaac Tutumlu, Tyler Cooke and Max Weering will drive the GT3 Lamborghini #27 on the Ardennes rollercoaster at the 24h classic.