IBERIAN SUPERCARS ENDURANCE - ALEJANDRO GEPPERT'S FIRST STEP TO LE MANS
What makes a young driver who wants to win at Le Mans without leaving a carbon footprint compete in the Iberian Supercars Endurance? Alejandro Geppert explains.
The driver hailing from Madrid raced in TCR Spain last year, showcasing his exceptional talent by clinching second place in a gripping championship contest that persisted until the last race of the season. However, this twenty-year-old driver has ambitious goals that include participating in the world's greatest endurance classic under very special conditions.
"I want to be the first driver to arrive and compete at Le Mans without leaving a carbon footprint, as well as winning the best endurance series as a factory driver", said Alejandro Geppert.
To achieve this, the Spaniard has launched an initiative called 'Kilometres without Trail,' which involves planting trees to offset the CO2 emissions generated by his participation in motor racing events. In March, during its second Planting Day, the initiative reached the milestone of one hundred trees planted, effectively neutralizing the gas emissions from Geppert's entire 2022 season.
After an impressive start in the world of motorsport, the determined young talent Alejandro Geppert set his sights on the essential strides required to fulfill his career aspiration of competing in the pinnacle of competitions on the Iberian Peninsula.
"The Supercars Endurance is the perfect choice, as it allows me to familiarize myself with the GT4 category in terms of driving style and race format before progressing to other GT4 championships", stated Alejandro Geppert. He further added, "the number of cars in the GT4 category and the high level of competition push me to learn and make the races more thrilling, which is always exciting for a driver! Moreover, competing in Spain and Portugal is ideal for me since the tracks are fantastic, and I am close to my hometown, Madrid”.
At the beginning of the season held at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Geppert showed promising potential alongside his teammate Andrius Zemaitis behind the wheel of one of the McLaren cars from McLaren Barcelona - SMC Motorsport. The Spanish-Lithuanian duo secured a fourth-place finish in GT4 Pro in the first race and a third-place finish in the second race, placing them fourth in the drivers' standings of their division, just 20 points behind the championship leaders, Nuno Pires/Elias Niskanen.
Alejandro Geppert expressed satisfaction with the good start to the season but expects even better results in the upcoming events. He emphasized the excellent rapport with his teammate and the positive dynamics within the successful Spanish team.
"Andrius is a fun and cool person off the track but reliable and consistent behind the wheel. We have a great working atmosphere, and I truly enjoy working with him during race weekends. Although we are still adapting to our McLaren 570S GT4, I believe we can compete for good results in GT4 Pro in 2023, as we demonstrated in Portimao", concluded the driver from McLaren Barcelona - SMC Motorsport.
The aspiring youngster doesn't conceal his demanding career goals, embracing an environmentally conscious attitude, while also highlighting the credibility and quality of the Supercars Endurance championship, which he believes will pave the way for a long and successful career.
Basically, Alejandro Geppert aims to follow in the footsteps of Nico Pino, who won races in Supercars Endurance in 2021 and is set to make his debut in the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, driving an ORECA Gibson for the Duqueine Team.
The next event of the Race Ready-organised series, the Jarama Classic, will take place at the Circuit de Madrid Jarama - RACE on June 10/11. Both races will be broadcast on the series’ social media platforms and on the television channel A Bola TV.