Haupt Racing Team and BILSTEIN have been partners for two years, and this partnership is now set to intensify in the 2022 season, as the chassis specialist remains official technology partner of HRT. As a result, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 with the iconic blue and yellow BILSTEIN livery will return to the racetrack this year. The car will start in the DTM, the Nürburgring Endurance Series and the legendary Nürburgring 24 Hours.
- Haupt Racing Team and BILSTEIN continue their successful partnership
- BILSTEIN is official technology partner of HRT
- Mercedes-AMG GT3 sporting the BILSTEIN livery to start in multiple racing series
Haupt Racing Team and BILSTEIN are continuing their successful partnership in 2022. The company from Ennepetal is now in its third season as official technology partner of the Meuspath-based team. The strategic partnership began back in 2020, in the same year as Haupt Racing Team was founded.
Since then, HRT has run the iconic blue and yellow Mercedes-AMG GT3 in various different racing series. The team will again regularly take to the grid with the popular BILSTEIN car in 2022.
Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the BILSTEIN design to start in the NLS, DTM and the Nürburgring 24 Hours
HRT ran the BILSTEIN GT3 at the 24 Hours of Dubai in January of this year, and the car is now set for its first European outing on 26th March at the opening round of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) – HRT’s home race on the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife.
The HRT GT3 with the BILSTEIN livery will also take its place on the grid when the new DTM season gets underway on the last weekend in April – and then at all the events in this series. And the team will also have its sights set on victory when the blue and yellow Mercedes-AMG GT3 lines up at the Nürburgring 24 Hours.
Ulrich Fritz, Managing Director of Haupt Racing Team:
“BILSTEIN is an extremely important partner for us, and one that we have always been able to depend upon since the team was founded in 2020. We are delighted to be able to continue to work closely with the specialists at BILSTEIN, whose expertise allows them to make our cars even better and more competitive. We are hoping for a lot of success together with the blue and yellow GT3.”
Timo Krutoff, CEO thyssenkrupp Bilstein GmbH: “Haupt Racing Team and BILSTEIN are two strong partners who are perfectly made for each other. As such, I am thrilled with the extension of this partnership, which not only provides valuable impetus in the development of our shock absorbers, but is also very important to our international marketing communications: The involvement of HRT at the very highest level of motorsport, and the media coverage that comes with it, ensures even greater global awareness of the BILSTEIN brand in a highly competitive environment.”
BILSTEIN is the specialist for particularly high-performance shock absorbers and suspension systems. BILSTEIN develops innovative state-of-the-art suspension and shock absorber technologies for original equipment on a par with global premium car manufacturers. The company is also traditionally at home in international motorsport. Numerous racing victories in both popular and top-level sport around the globe speak for performance made by BILSTEIN. The exceptional expertise and experience gained in OE development and racing directly benefit the aftermarket: BILSTEIN offers a wide range of OE-quality products for series replacement. In the Performance Aftermarket range, trackday drivers and tuning fans will find high-performance dampers and high-performance sports and coilovers for suspension optimization.
HRT stands for HAUPT RACING TEAM. Formed in July 2020 by racing driver and entrepreneur Hubert Haupt, the team enjoys success in GT3 racing. Among other things, HRT secured the 2021 DTM drivers' championship in just its second motorsport season. HRT lines up with extended works support from Mercedes-AMG in many of the team's outings. The outings and cars are prepared in Meuspath, not far from the Nürburgring. HRT also has its own eSPORTS team in the professional sim racing sector and is a sought-after partner for motorsport events of all sorts. HRT can call on a host of experts with a wealth of motorsport and engineering experience, which the diverse motorsport company leverages when implementing technical development projects for and with its partners. The headquarters of Haupt Racing Team GmbH is Grünwald near Munich. The team owner is racing driver and businessman Hubert Haupt. As well as motorsport, Haupt is primarily known as a successful property developer. With his real estate company, he implements high-quality living and building concepts in southern Germany – from innovative buildings to complete districts.