Top starting field at the season highlight of the Fanatec GT World Challenge (GWTC) in Spa‐Francorchamps.
The Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo from Leipert Motorsport was among the 66 GT3 cars on the grid at the
TotalEnergies 24h of Spa. The MOTUL‐supported team from Wegberg did brilliantly in the field of the world’s best GT3 cars on the traditional circuit in the Ardennes. However, the driver quartet Leitch/Cooke/Tutumlu‐Lopez/Weering retired the Lamborghini in the pits shortly after race half‐time after a perfect catch‐up.
Good training ‐ shock in qualifying:
The Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo was driven by four drivers at the Spa 24 Hours. Brendon Leitch (NZ), Tyler Cooke (USA) and Isaac Tutumlu‐Lopez (ESP) were joined by Dutchman Max Weering. The free practice sessions went well and the preparations for qualifying went according to plan. The starting position at the Belgian 24h classic is determined by the average of the lap times of all four drivers. Therefore, all four drivers were challenged. Weering and Tutumlu set fast laps. During Cooke’s performance, the team experienced a moment of shock. At top speed in the famous Eau Rouge bend, the US‐American had a puncture. Fortunately, after two spins, the impact into the track barrier could be mitigated,so that the damage waslimited. However, as qualifying was over for the team, only grid position 65 remained.
By the time of the night practice, the Lamborghini was able to go back on track repaired and complete the
required mandatory laps. The warm‐up again showed the potential of the car and the team. Leitch achieved the tenth fastest time with the Lamborghini and was pleased with the perfectly functioning car.
A brilliant start: