The first two rounds of the Asian Le Mans Series will be held at the Dubai Autodrome this weekend. The Haupt Racing Team will field two cars at the Persian Gulf.
Arjun Maini (IND), Frank Bird (GBR) and Michael Blanchemain (FRA) will tackle the Asian Le Mans Series races in the yellow and blue #6 Mercedes-AMG GT3. The black sister car with starting number 7 will enter the race under the name Al Manar Racing by HRT. Here, Al Faisal Al Zubair (OMA), Luca Stolz (GER) and Martin Konrad (AUT) will share the driving duties.
The first race over a distance of four hours will start on Saturday at 12:00 CET. The second race, which is also scheduled for a duration of four hours, will follow on Sunday - also at 12:00 CET.
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.