SPA SPEED UNREWARDED FOR BRUNOT AND LI IN SUPER TROFEO

SPA SPEED UNREWARDED FOR LI IN SUPER TROFEO

1 Aug 2022

Leipert Motorsport drivers Jean-Francois Brunot and Kerong Li encountered two ultimately frustrating Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe races at Spa in Belgium over the weekend, a puncture in the opening contest and mechanical woes in race two not rewarding their true performance.

In the first encounter on Friday, Li took the start from eighth in Pro-Am and moved into seventh ahead of a lengthy Safety Car period. After pitting for the mid-race driver change while the race was still under caution, Li handed over to Brunot who climbed through the overall order strongly but a couple of laps from the end a left-rear puncture led to retirement while eighth in Pro-Am.

Aiming to hit back well in Saturday’s contest, Brunot started the race from sixth in Pro-Am and really did drive impressively. Neatly avoiding contact out of La Source at the start, he moved into fifth in class and leapt up into 13th overall – from 18th at the beginning – before the Safety Car appeared.

Racing resumed with 45 minutes to go but another Safety Car was soon required. After the second resumption, Brunot climbed into fifth in class and ninth overall and then handed over the Lamborghini Huracan to Li with around 22 minutes to run. Incredibly, a mechanical issue stopped the car leaving the pits and so Li didn’t get to even begin his stint – retirement again.