The 3rd race weekend of the ADAC GT4 Germany presented the team of Leipert Motorsport with a tough test. In the first race on the Red Bull Ring the Baby-Mamba-Duo Luci Trefz/Morgan Haber retired early due to an unlucky race accident. Due to a night shift of the team the yellow snake was able to start again on Sunday and finished fourth in the junior classification.
Wegberg, Germany - Monday, 10.06.2019
The picturesque scenery of the Red Bull Ring in the Steiermark region attracted more than 16,000 spectators to the race track at high summer temperatures far above the 30-degree mark at the weekend. The ADAC GT4 Germany started within the ADAC GT Masters into the third round. The team from Wegberg did not only show their passion for motor sports, but also their professional commitment, which you won't forget so quickly.
Baby-Mamba takes off - Early end in first race
The Austrian Grand Prix course with its eight corners is one of the most difficult in the ADAC GT4 Germany racing calendar. A roller coaster ride that's got it all. The first two free practice sessions were used by both drivers to get familiar with the track. This worked so well that Luci Trefz was able to finish third in qualifying. But all the pleasure was quickly destroyed in the first race. After a spectacular start collision in which the Baby-Mamba lifted off, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 was so badly damaged that it was impossible to continue driving. The early end of a race in which the young driver duo could certainly have been on the podium.
Ready for race 2 - 4th in the junior ranking
Leipert Motorsport, supported by MOTUL, fixed the Mercedes overnight. Once again it showed that an experienced, well-coordinated team is an important factor in motorsport. Morgan Haber then proceeded into the second qualifying on Sunday morning. He also impressed: 10th on the grid for race two.
At the start of the race, the Australian lost a position for a moment. Resolutely he fought his way through. Maybe a bit too optimistic, because shortly afterwards he got a drive-through penalty due to a manoeuvre that was too hard, which threw the junior duo back to 21st place. But that didn't bother the 25-year-old - he moved up to 18th place again before handing over to his teammate Luci Trefz. At the end he reached the 10th (P4 Juniors) after an amazing catch-up. Leipert Motorsport was the fastest Mercedes team in the field.
Next weekend Leipert Motorsport will continue with an engagement in the DMV GTC and Dunlop 60 with an AMG GT4 and the drivers Yury Wagner & Morgan Haber at the Nürburgring.