Wednesday, Oct 23 06:00pm
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

Brendon Leitch banging doors with the best in Lamborghini Super Trofeo

A prestigious crown is on the cards for Brendon Leitch and co-driver Massimo Vignali at Circuito de Jerez in Spain this weekend.

The 24-year-old from Invercargill rejoins the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia ranks alongside Leipert Motorsport with one goal; winning.

The Lamborghini World Final brings the best Super Trofeo drivers from Europe, North America and Asia together for a four-day festival focused around the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO.

The World Final offers double success for those who want it, first in the respective regional ranks and then by class.

Leitch will race in the final two Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia races on Friday – which shares the grid with the North America series – before the World Final races on Saturday and Sunday for the Pro-Am class. The finals pit the best Pro and Pro-Am drivers from the three championships together while the Am and Lamborghini Cup drivers race against each other too in their own separate race.

Leitch comes into the final round of Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia with a mathematical chance to win the Pro-Am division. However, it would require two aces from him and disastrous results for his main title Afiq Yazid and Toshiyuki Ochiai rivals. At worst Leitch will finish third in the class but has a firm grasp on second in the standings.

Currently, Yazid and Ochiai lead the standings on 139 points. Having had several co-driver changes throughout the season, Leitch lies on his own in second place with 111 points. A maximum of 39 points are available this weekend and the margin between the lead two is 28 points.

“First and foremost it should be a fantastic experience for all of the drivers competing from all of the four Trofeo series with almost non-stop action from Thursday onwards,” Leitch said.

“We know what we have to do to be quick in the races and we have consistently proved we can match anyone on race pace so we are definitely heading into the weekend with one eye on challenging those guys ahead of us in the points table.

“As for the World Finals I reckon we've got as good a shot as anyone and if we can get our set up and speed nailed pretty early in the weekend I see no reason why we cannot be a factor.”