An exciting season in the Endurance Cup within the GT World Challenge Europe draws to a close for Haupt Racing Team this weekend, 30th September to 2nd October. The final event is a three-hour race at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, on the outskirts of the Spanish metropolis. HRT lines up with three Mercedes-AMG GT3, while the team from Meuspath also provides technical support for the Sky – Tempesta Racing car.
In the Silver Cup, the trio of Al Faisal Al Zubair (OMA), Axcil Jefferies (ZIM) and Fabian Schiller (GER) will be battling for second place in the Team and Driver competitions in the #777 Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Al Manar Racing. As usual, the second HRT car in the Silver Cup is the #4, which sports the white and blue PAUL livery. Driving duties in this car will be shared by Jannes Fittje (GER), Jordan Love (AUS) and Alain Valente (SUI).
In the Gold Cup class, team owner Hubert Haupt (GER), Arjun Maini (IND) and Florian Scholze (GER) are looking to end the season with another podium. Last time out, at the Hockenheimring, they finished runner-up in the class in the #5 Mercedes-AMG GT3 of team partner MANNOL.
Haupt Racing Team will also provide technical support for the #93 of SKY – Tempesta Racing, which also starts in the Gold Cup in Barcelona. Alternating behind the wheel will be Eddie Cheever (ITA), Christopher Froggatt (GBR) and Jonathan Hui (HKG).
Sean Paul Breslin, Team Principal HRT: “The Endurance Cup season in the GT World Challenge Europe has been one of highs and lows for us. We must now give it our all one last time in Barcelona and score valuable points towards the championship. It would obviously be great to end the season with a podium, or maybe even more than one. We could still finish runner-up in the championship in the Silver Cup, so the pressure is on to perform again.”
HRT stands for HAUPT RACING TEAM. The motorsport team was formed in July 2020 by racing driver and businessman Hubert Haupt and has established itself as a big name in international GT3 racing within a very short space of time. For example, HRT won the Drivers’ Championship in the DTM in only its second season of motorsport. In 2022, the team starts in the DTM, the Nürburgring Endurance Series, the Endurance Cup in the GT World Challenge Europe, and the 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and Spa-Francorchamps – in some cases with works support from Mercedes-AMG. The headquarters of Haupt Racing Team GmbH are in Grünwald near Munich, while the HRT Race Base is located on the Meuspath industrial estate, right next to the Nürburgring. HRT is also involved in professional sim racing and is a sought-after partner for technical development projects and motorsport events of all kinds. www.hauptracingteam.de/en