Races one and two of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe season didn’t go to plan for Kerong Li and Jean-Francois Brunot at Imola in Italy over the weekend, with luckless contact in both encounters leading to a frustrating brace of retirements.
Qualifying eighth in the Pro-Am class for the opening contest on Saturday, Brunot was running in ninth position with around half an hour to go but contact soon after to the left-rear wheel resulted in a cut tyre. Able to make it back to the pits, the Leipert Motorsport mechanics were unable to
change the wheel due to the centre nut having been broken in the incident.
For race two on Sunday morning, Li started in the No.87 Lamborghini Huracan from ninth in Pro-Am and made up four positions on a very promising opening lap. Before the end of the opening tour, though, more contact – at one of the high-speed sweeps – pitched the car off the track and heavily
into the barriers. Thankfully, Li emerged uninjured but unable to continue the 50 minute race.