Brands Hatch, Kent, UK – Monday 7th May 2018: Following the mixed performance at the opening round of the 2018 European GT4 Series at Zolder with new drivers Marcus Paverud and Ivan Pareras onboard the team’s brand new Mercedes-AMG GT4, Leipert Motorsport were hoping Brands Hatch would be the venue to kick start their 2018 campaign with at least one visit to the podium.
Unfortunately the weekend got off to a difficult start for the MOTUL sponsored German team when an incident in Free Practice 1 side-lined the crew for the reminder of the session. Following a superb repair job from the team, the duo were able to return to the track for Free Practice 2, using the session to familiarise themselves to the unique characteristics of the British circuit which they had both never visited previously.
Monza, Italy – Tuesday 24th April 2018: In quick succession over the last number of weeks, Leipert Motorsport have launched a number of their Lamborghini racing programmes, with last weekend seeing the MOTUL sponsored German team taking part in the opening rounds of the 2018 Lamborghini Super Trofeo European Championship.
Fielding a trio of brand new for 2018 specification Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo, their driving line ups would feature John-Louis Jasper teaming up with Marko Helistekangas aboard the #2 Huracán. Joining them would be Niels Lagrange and Frederik Schandorff aboard the CHRISAL #26 example while lone entry Jürgen Krebs would take control of the #4 Lamborghini.
Sepang, Malaysia – Monday 16th April 2018: Leipert Motorsport positively opened their Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia account for 2018 locking out the front row of the grid for the second race of the weekend in Sepang.
Fielding a pair of brand new and recently delivered Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO’s, the team also welcomed a quartet of both returning and new drivers to the team for the new season. Lining up in the #2 Lamborghini was the Australian pairing of Ben Gersekowski and Richard Muscat. Ben is a familiar face at Leipert having raced with the team in multiple Lamborghini championships over the last number of seasons, while Richard is a new face at the team bringing experience from the Bathurst 12 Hour and Virgin Australia Supercars Championship to aid their charge in the PRO class this season.
Joining them in the Mad-Croc #33 Huracán is the Finnish PRO-AM pairing of Mikko Eskelinen and Juuso Puhakka. Mikko is another driver who is an experienced driver with Leipert Motorsport, having raced in last year’s Super Trofeo Asia series (vice champion PRO-AM) along with the Lamborghini World Final amongst others. However for this year’s championship challenge he was joined by a new face in 19 year old Juuso Puhakka. The Finnish youngster has been making a name for himself in STCC Nordic and Spanish F4 with this being his first foray into longer endurance style races.
Heusden-Zolder, Belgium – Monday 9th April 2018: Leipert Motorsport enjoyed a solid start to their 2018 European GT4 Campaign at the opening round in Zolder last weekend with their brand new Mercedes AMG GT4.
Joining up with the German team for the new season would be Spanish Karting star Iván Pareras. Alongside him would be Norway’s Marcus Påverud who was hoping to bring his Danish DS3 Cup and 24H Series TCR experience to the table to aid their charge.