For the Nürburgring Endurance Series next weekend, the Haupt Racing Team will adjust its driver line-up and will now field the two DTM drivers Lucas Auer (AUT) and Arjun Maini (IND), as well as Jordan Love (AUS), in order to give the drivers the opportunity to develop and gain race kilometers on the Nordschleife. This opportunity has come up at short notice, which means that team owner Hubert Haupt as well as Luca Stolz (both (GER) will not take part in the traditional “ROWE 6 Stunden ADAC Ruhr Pokal Rennen”.
In addition to the changed line-up, the car will also be swapped and the Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the blue and yellow design of development partner BILSTEIN will now roll onto the grid with starting number 6.
For Maini, who competes in all DTM races for Mercedes-AMG Team HRT and, like Love, also starts in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe for the team from Meuspath, the 6h race is their GT3 debut on the Nordschleife. Due to his recent guest start in the International GT Open, this is also the third race series that Love is taking on with the Haupt Racing Team, which also underlines the relation between HRT and the drivers. For Lucas Auer, it is not only his first race in the "Green Hell" in 2022, but also his debut with HRT.
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 is also involved in professional sim racing 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.