The second race weekend of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia was brilliantly mastered by Leipert Motorsport together with the two drivers Brendon Leitch and Massimo Vignali. In the end, the team from Wegberg collected a victory trophy and celebrated two podium successes.
Wegberg, Germany - Monday, 24.06.2019
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia completed the rounds three and four on the Japanese Suzuka Circuit. On the 5.807-kilometre race course, the Lamborghini reach top speeds of up to 260 kilometres per hour. With the driver duo Brendon Leitch (23, New Zealand) and Massimo Vignali (45, Italy), the team was well equipped and promptly scored two top results.
Pole position after the first quali - Trophy after the first race
The 23-year-old New Zealander Brendon Leitch feels more than comfortable behind the wheel of the Leipert Motorsport Lamborghini. He demonstrated this again in qualifying. The 620 hp bullet was steered safely over the racetrack and the third fastest lap time was burned into the asphalt. From the PRO/AM point of view he was even able to start from pole position.
Race one started with a big turbulence, in which several cars clashed against each other and the safety car was pulled out onto the track. Afterwards Leitch was in second place, which he defended safely until the driver change. When team mate Massimo Vignali took over the wheel, he lost a few places, but was able to catch up to fifth overall. The result was the first trophy for the driver duo this weekend: Third place in the PRO/AM classification!
Class victory in the second race - Vignali and Leitch's race to catch up
It was thrilling in the second race: This time Massimo Vignali was the starting driver. The 45-year-old started the race from 13th place overall and held his own against his rivals right from the start. Until the driver change, he fought his way up to ninth place before handing over the steering wheel of the Italian racing bull to PRO driver Brendon Leitch. The New Zealander was able to drive straight up to 8th place before the safety car had to be moved out again. When the race was restarted, he was in seventh place and impressed in fair duels in the front professional field. He used the last third of the race to complete his race to catch up. Brendon moved up to third place. Thus, the duo was not only on the podium of the overall standings, but was also able to take home the PRO/AM victory trophy. The result was highly cheered by the team. Two podiums, one class victory!
The race weekend in Suzuka - a complete success for team Leipert Motorsport supported by MOTUL! Let's go on like this. Preferably at the next race event. The team trucks will travel to Misano (Italy) this Tuesday: The fourth race weekend of the GT4 European Series with the two AMG GT4 as well as the second race weekend of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe will start this week as part of the Blancpain GT Series (28.-30.06.).