PREVIEW | 14 September, 2021 | Assen / Netherlands

This coming weekend, the TT Circuit in Assen, the Netherlands, will host the sixth event of the DTM season. After two podium finishes at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, Mercedes-AMG Team HRT will once again be fighting for top positions and valuable points in the drivers' and teams’ standings.

At the fourth race weekend of the DTM season on foreign soil – following Monza, Zolder and the aforementioned Spielberg –, HRT will be on the grid with two Mercedes-AMG GT3s. Maximilian Götz (GER) steers the pink BWT Mercedes-AMG #4 as usual, his teammate Vincent Abril (MCO) is at the wheel of the #5 sister car in the blue-yellow Bilstein design.

The TT Circuit Assen was originally designed for motorcycle racing and is looking back on almost 100 years of history. Since 2019, the 4.555 kilometer-long circuit known as the "Cathedral of motorsports" has been a permanent fixture on the DTM calendar.

With one race win and four more podium finishes in a total of ten races, HRT's DTM record so far this season is quite impressive. At TT Circuit Assen, the team from Meuspath is again aiming for top positions and wants to create a good starting position for the final spurt of the season.

After the race weekend in the Netherlands, there are two more doubleheader events on the DTM schedule: From October 1 to 3, the series will make a stop at the Hockenheimring, the season finale will take place one week later at the Norisring.

Maximilian Götz, #4 Mercedes-AMG Team HRT
"With two podium finishes, the team and I recently celebrated an almost perfect race weekend in Austria. In Assen, we will give everything to repeat this success and race for victory." 

Vincent Abril, #5 Mercedes-AMG Team HRT
"At the Red Bull Ring, I gave everything and was able to finish in the top ten in both races. That makes me optimistic for the next challenges. In any case, I'm going into the race weekend in Assen with top motivation."

Uli Fritz, Managing Director Haupt Racing Team GmbH: "At the last DTM rounds, we worked very well as a team and consequently delivered some strong races. We want to continue this trend at Assen and further strengthen our good starting position for the season finale."

About HRT
HRT stands for HAUPT RACING TEAM. Formed in June 2020 by racing driver and entrepreneur Hubert Haupt, the team enjoys success in GT3 racing. 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 also has its own eSPORTS team in the professional sim racing sector 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.