At the "Circuit of the Americas" in Texas (USA) Leipert Motorsport from Wegberg experienced the "American Big Dream" – After the Pole Position of the SPX class, the long-distance classics also ran perfectly. After 24 hours the team around the driver quintet Harald Schlotter (Germany), Gregg Gorski (USA), Aleksander Schjerpen (Norway), Alexey Karachev (Russia) and Denis Soglaev (Russia) crossed the finish line as winners of the SPX class and seventh overall. Thanks to their class victory in the SPX, the team was crowned "Champions of the Continents" both in the team and driver standings as well as in the entire GT class.
Wegberg, Germany - Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Continuity, team spirit and untiring commitment paid off last weekend at the 24 Hours of Cota. The Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo and the fast Leipert Motorsport driver team won several championship titles for the team supported by MOTUL. A successful weekend summarized:
From Pole Position to class victory
Already in qualifying all drivers demonstrated their best side. The "Circuit of the Americas" has a track length of 5.4 kilometres. The Leipert Motorsport drivers proved their calmness and skill on the demanding track and set the bar high after circumnavigating the 20 corners. In the end, the team remained undefeated: The Pole Position of the class SPX (starting position nine overall) was safe for them!
The first eleven hours of the race on Sunday went without a hitch. The Lamborghini, which was well prepared in advance, ran like clockwork. All driver changes were completed smoothly. After the first half, the Lamborghini squad was leading the class and in eighth place overall. On Sunday the team has shown again a great performance and mastered the last 13 hours. As the chequered flag was waved at the end, the team around team boss Ingo Leipert and chief engineer Marc Poos cheered about the class victory in the SPX and a seventh place overall.
Four times „Champions of the Continents“
However, the weekend was by no means the only highlight with the victory, because in the end Leipert Motorsport was crowned "Champions of the Continents" in the GT class overall. Additional came the same title in the SPX class, which the team already won in 2017. Furthermore, Leipert Motorsport driver Harald Schlotter was happy about the title of "Champion of the Continents" in the SPX driver classification as well as in the GT class overall.
Leipert Motorsport and its drivers celebrated another mega-success this weekend in Texas - well deserved! Hard work, untiring commitment and a harmonious team pay off in the end. Chapeau to the entire team and all drivers for this achievement!