MERCEDES-AMG TEAM HRT TO CHASE POINTS AT THE ENDURANCE CLASSIC OF SPA

PREVIEW | 20 October, 2020 | Stavelot / Belgium

It is the season highlight of this year's GT World Challenge Europe: the Total 24 Hours of Spa. The debut race of the HAUPT RACING TEAM at the endurance classic in the Belgian Ardennes is a special one. Due to its late date (22-25 October), the race will be held at night for a much longer time. As in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup, HRT will be competing with two Mercedes-AMG GT3s in Spa-Francorchamps. The #4 car with extended works support will be entered under the name of Mercedes-AMG Team HRT and will be driven by Maro Engel, Luca Stolz and Vincent Abril. The car will be in a special livery that is to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing. Meanwhile, the second Mercedes-AMG GT3 is driven by team owner Hubert Haupt, who shares the cockpit of the #5 with Sergei Afanasiev, Michele Beretta and Gabriele Piana.

"During the GT World Challenge season, we have seen that we are well positioned as a team. We have a fantastic race car with the Mercedes-AMG GT3 and also a very strong driver line-up. The motivation at a 24-hour race is certainly very high. Our goal is to achieve a podium finish at this legendary track," says team owner Hubert Haupt.

About 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.

RACE RESULTS

Date
22 October, 2020
Race Series
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup
Track
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

TEAM

Haupt Racing Team

NO.

35

DRIVER

Maro Engel
Vincent Abril
Luca Stolz
START POS
3

PIC

7

POS

7

TEAM

Haupt Racing Team

NO.

35

DRIVER

Hubert Haupt
Sergei Afanasiev
START POS
32

PIC

1

POS

18

20 October, 2020 | Stavelot

20 October, 2020 | Stavelot

20 October, 2020 | Stavelot

20 October, 2020 | Stavelot

20 October, 2020 | Stavelot

20 October, 2020 | Stavelot

20 October, 2020 | Stavelot

20 October, 2020 | Stavelot

20 October, 2020 | Stavelot

20 October, 2020 | Stavelot