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IMPRESSIVE DTM TEST FOR HRT: FASTEST TIMES FOR GÖTZ AND ABRIL AT THE HOCKENHEIMRING

8 April, 2021 Hockenheim

Mercedes-AMG Team HRT can look back on two positive days of DTM testing. The Haupt Racing Team demonstrated impressive early form at the Hockenheimring, where it kicked off the pre-season with a promising one-two: on the Wednesday of the test, Maximilian Götz (#4) set the fastest time of the day in difficult weather conditions. He was followed in second place by team-mate Vincent Abril (#5). Götz and Abril were among the front-runners again on Thursday. Over the course of the two days, the Haupt Racing Team completed valuable test kilometres ahead of the coming DTM season, which gets underway in mid-June in Monza and comprises a total of 16 races.

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STRONG LINE-UP: MAXIMILIAN GÖTZ AND VINCENT ABRIL TAKE ON THE DTM WITH THE HAUPT RACING TEAM

6 April, 2021

The Haupt Racing Team is ready for its first DTM season. The team belonging to former DTM driver Hubert Haupt will run two Mercedes-AMG GT3s in the popular touring car series, both driven by top-class drivers. In Maximilian Götz (35, GER) and Vincent Abril (26, FRA), two of the top international GT professionals take their place at the wheel. For Mercedes-AMG driver Götz, this marks a return to the DTM, having previously raced in the series in 2015 and 2016. Abril, who tasted success with HRT in last year’s GT World Challenge Europe, will make his DTM debut at the opening round on 18th June 2021 in Monza. The Haupt Racing Team lines up in the 16-race DTM season as Mercedes-AMG Team HRT, with extended support from Affalterbach.

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HAUPT RACING TEAM WITH A STRONG DRIVER LINE-UP AT THE NLS SEASON OPENER

23 March, 2021

The wait is over: with the 66th ADAC Westfalenfahrt on 27 March, this year's Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) starts into the season. The Haupt Racing Team will enter the race at the legendary Nordschleife with two top-class Mercedes-AMG GT3s. Team owner Hubert Haupt, Patrick Assenheimer, Nico Bastian and Maro Engel will be at the wheel of the #6 and compete under the entry Mercedes-AMG Team HRT. Under the same name, Luca Stolz, Adam Christodoulou and Manuel Metzger will be sharing driving duties in the #16 Mercedes-AMG GT3. Both cars stand out visually: while the #16 car will be sporting a striking blue and yellow Bilstein livery, the #6 will be chasing points in a full AutoArenA livery.

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AUTOARENA BECOMES TEAM SPONSOR OF HRT

19 March, 2021

Support for the Haupt Racing Team is growing: with the new season approaching, AutoArenA has now also been confirmed as team partner in 2021. The well-known brand of the AssenheimerMulfinger car dealership will feature prominently on all the race cars run by HRT on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife and in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS. As an additional highlight, the plan is for one Mercedes-AMG GT3 to sport a full AutoArenA livery at rounds one and three of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS). The team sponsorship marks the continuation of the successful and thriving partnership between HRT and AutoArenA, which was launched last year.

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HRT STARTS IN THE ENDURANCE CUP WITHIN THE GT WORLD CHALLENGE EUROPE

18 March, 2021

The Haupt Racing Team will go in pursuit of victory in the endurance races within the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS. Like last year, the German team plans to run two Mercedes-AMG GT3 cars, one of which will set its sights on the overall title, the other on the Silver Cup. Maro Engel, Luca Stolz (both GER) and Vincent Abril (FRA) have already been confirmed as drivers for the Pro car. In the Silver Cup, team owner Hubert Haupt, Patrick Assenheimer (both GER) and Ricardo Sánchez (MEX) will share the driving duties. The high-class European endurance racing series consists of five races in 2021, the highlight of which is the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

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HRT AND BILSTEIN: THROUGH THE GREEN HELL WITH BLUE AND YELLOW POWER

16 March, 2021

The Haupt Racing Team and Bilstein have expanded their strategic partnership in the new motorsport season. The cooperation sees Bilstein take to the Nürburgring-Nordschleife track as official technical partner of the team from Meuspath, with one of the HRT Mercedes-AMG GT3 sporting a striking blue and yellow Bilstein livery. This development takes the visible and long-term partnership between the two companies, which was launched last year, seamlessly into 2021.

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HRT TO ENTER THE DTM WITH MERCEDES-AMG

2 March, 2021

The Haupt Racing Team will line up in the DTM in 2021. Former DTM driver Hubert Haupt’s team will field two Mercedes-AMG GT3. The German team will receive support in the DTM from Mercedes-AMG Motorsport. Exactly who will go in pursuit of points at the wheel of the two HRT cars when the season kicks off in Monza in June 2021 is yet to be confirmed. However, fans can look forward to a top-class driver line-up, which will be announced shortly.

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PODIUM AND CLASS VICTORY FOR THE HAUPT RACING TEAM AT THE 24 HOURS OF DUBAI

16 January, 2021 Dubai

Successful start to the season for HRT: the #4 Haupt Racing Team Bilstein car finished third at the 24H Dubai to present the team from Meuspath with its first podium at a 24-hour race. Haupt Racing Team Abu Dhabi Racing (#5) also impressed in HRT’s debut at Dubai Autodrome, finishing fifth overall and taking the class win in the GT3-AM category.

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HAUPT RACING TEAM TO START THE SEASON OPENER IN DUBAI WITH TWO MERCEDES-AMG GT3s

12 January, 2021 Dubai

Lights go green again: The 24-hour race in Dubai (14th to 16th January) heralds the start of the 2021 motorsport season for the Haupt Racing Team. HRT will enter its debut race in the desert state with two cars.

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HAUPT RACING TEAM AND BILSTEIN LINE UP TOGETHER AT 24-HOUR RACE IN DUBAI

22 December, 2020 Dubai

The 24 Hours of Dubai (14th to 16th January) sees HRT kick off the 2021 motorsport season with one of the highlights on the race calendar. The team from Meuspath lines up with two Mercedes-AMG GT3s at the season-opening event. Racing in the GT3 Pro class is the number 4 car, which will race under the name HRT Bilstein. Decked out entirely in Bilstein’s blue and yellow, the car represents the continuation of the partnership between the Haupt Racing Team and Bilstein, which was also visible at this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours. The number 5 car of HRT Abu Dhabi Racing will fight for honour in the GT3-Am class.