Seb Morris declared himself ‘very happy’ with his performance after concluding the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals in Italy on Sunday, eighth in the standings following a busy week of action at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli – his maiden visit to the track.
Beginning with the last two races of the Super Trofeo Europe season on Friday, 29 October, the Welshman, from Marford, and team-mate Sebastian Balthasar took third in Pro, fourth overall, in the opener before a potential outright podium in the evening’s race went begging after last lap contact for Balthasar.
Leipert Motorsport’s mechanics repaired the No.2 Lamborghini Huracan overnight in readiness for the start of the World Finals on Saturday, October, where a strong second stint from Morris in race one – under night skies – secured a top six finish. In race two on Sunday, they finished eighth.
Embarking on a packed week of action, Morris’ first ever laps of Misano came on Tuesday, 26 October, ahead of two more days of practice – much of which was impacted by a series of red flag stoppages. Even so, he helped Leipert make big steps forward with the set-up and performance of the car and, in the end, he was satisfied with the weekend’s racing.
“All in all, it’s been a good week and I’m very happy with my overall performance, I was the quickest driver in the team and that’s pretty much the most you can aim for”, said the Liberty Properties ambassador, “It’s been a busy week, with lots going on, and we moved forward impressively after being, unexpectedly, quite a way off at the start of testing. We were a couple of seconds off.
“I worked hard with the team to get the car up to pace and I was happy to get my times down to a lap in the 1m33 second bracket for the World Finals qualifying. That put us P6 and only a tenth and a half from the front row. I made some good moves in the races and I especially enjoyed the night race, I was fastest on track over the last few laps which showed the improvements we made.”