- Two Mercedes-AMG GT3s and a well-rehearsed driver pairing
- Haupt Racing Team enters new DTM season with title ambitions
When the DTM starts its first season under the patronage of the ADAC at the end of May, HRT will also be back. The team of former DTM driver Hubert Haupt will field two Mercedes-AMG GT3s in the prestigious racing series. In terms of drivers, Mercedes-AMG Team HRT is banking on continuity: Like last year, Luca Stolz and Arjun Maini will be behind the wheel. Stolz, a recent Bathurst 12 Hour-winner, impressed last year with a DTM victory at the Nürburgring. Maini was the first Indian race driver on a DTM podium in 2021. In 2022 he confirmed his potential with further top finishes. The team has again set itself high targets for the 2023 DTM season.
Arjun Maini, Mercedes-AMG GT3 #36:
"I am very much looking forward to what is now my third DTM season – the second season for Mercedes-AMG Team HRT, with whom I feel very comfortable. We completed a very extensive program last year and will certainly benefit from it in the upcoming DTM season as well. DTM is team sport and I am convinced that we are capable of competing for good positions and success."
Luca Stolz, Mercedes-AMG GT3 #4:
"Winning the 12-hour race at Bathurst was a great start to the season and after the successes in the Asian Le Mans Series I'd obviously like to continue this winning streak in the DTM. I'm sure that in Mercedes-AMG Team HRT we have all the prerequisites and also the calmness in the team for possible successes and of course I'm really looking forward to my second DTM season."
Ulrich Fritz, Chief Executive Officer Haupt Racing Team:
"For the 2023 DTM season, we are very well positioned with Mercedes-AMG and our two drivers Luca Stolz and Arjun Maini. As a team, we are now very well coordinated and will do everything in our power to present ourselves in the best possible light at 16 rounds in order to achieve top results. We've already shown that we're capable of winning races. In the DTM, however, you have to get everything right from the first race if you're competing with title ambitions. Thanks to the support and assistance of Mercedes-AMG, we are ideally equipped to do this."
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.