Kiwi racer Brendon Leitch will steer a Leipert Motorsport GT3 Lamborghini Huracan Evo in three rounds of this year’s Creventic endurance championship.
Leitch will compete against top-tier GT3 drivers and machinery in the Hockenheim 12 Hour, the Portimao 24 Hour and a yet-to-be-determined final round.
The Southlander has a rich motorsport CV, including finishing second in the 2019 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia (Pro-Am class) and gigs in the South Island and New Zealand endurance championships.
In January, Leitch returned to his single-seater roots with a drive in the New Zealand Grand Prix. He finished the Grand Prix in sixth.
The 25-year-old is currently in Germany, awaiting his first round next month.
“Despite the long layoff from international competition, I’ve been keeping busy,” Leitch said.
“I hope my Grand Prix performance reminded everyone that I intend to pick up where I left the international scene before COVID came along, which is fighting to be at the front and winning podiums and races.
“The circuits for the campaign are all new to me, but I’ve been finding my way around them on the sim, and I’m super excited to be stepping up to the international GT3 competition.
“The opposition in the 24Hour series series is going to be very tough, but I know the team well and I’m confident we’ll have a strong team and a strong car.”
Leipert Motorsport is regular podium contenders in the Creventic endurance series, finishing second overall in the most recent round in Abu Dhabi.
A week before that, the German-based team won the season-opening 24 Hour race in Dubai.
Leitch will be backed during the campaign by long-time supporters Dayle ITM and also Lamborghini Auckland, the official Lamborghini dealership for New Zealand.