PREVIEW | 10 November, 2020 | Le Castellet / France

At the Circuit Paul Ricard, the debut season of the HAUPT RACING TEAM in the GT World Challenge Europe will come to an end this weekend. The six-hour race, which is also the finale of the Endurance Cup of the series, will once again feature two Mercedes-AMG GT3s run by HRT: the #4 with extended works support will be competing under the entry Mercedes-AMG Team HRT and will see Maro Engel, Luca Stolz and Vincent Abril sharing driving duties. The #5 car will be driven by team owner Hubert Haupt, Sergei Afanasiev and Michele Beretta. As in the previous rounds of the Endurance Cup, the trio Engel / Stolz / Abril will be competing in the Pro class aiming to collect further points in the championship. Meanwhile, the #5 is aiming for a top result in the Silver Cup: HRT ranks third in the endurance standings of the class, whereas Haupt and Afanasiev are second. In the overall classification of the series, the HAUPT RACING TEAM currently occupies fifth place.

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.