07.04.2021: The Haupt Racing Staff is prepared for its first DTM season. The group belonging to former DTM driver Hubert Haupt will run two Mercedes-AMG GT3s within the in style touring automobile sequence, each pushed by top-class drivers.

The Haupt Racing Staff is prepared for its first DTM season. The group belonging to former DTM driver Hubert Haupt will run two Mercedes-AMG GT3s within the in style touring automobile sequence, each pushed by top-class drivers.

In Maximilian Götz (35, GER) and Vincent Abril (26, FRA), two of the highest worldwide GT professionals take their place on the wheel. For Mercedes-AMG driver Götz, this marks a return to the DTM, having beforehand raced within the sequence in 2015 and 2016.

Abril, who tasted success with HRT in final 12 months’s GT World Problem Europe, will make his DTM debut on the opening spherical on 18th June 2021 in Monza. The Haupt Racing Staff traces up within the 16-race DTM season as Mercedes-AMG Staff HRT, with prolonged assist from Affalterbach.

    Maximilian Götz and Vincent Abril begin for HRT within the DTM

    Automotive numbers 4 and 5 for the HRT Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Staff HRT enter the essential part of its pre-season preparations with the DTM assessments on the Hockenheimring, that are scheduled for seventh and eighth April. Maximilian Götz and Vincent Abril will take their place on the wheel of the German group’s two DTM vehicles for the primary time.

HRT’s debut DTM season kicks off from 18th to twentieth June at Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. The race calendar consists of eight weekends, every of which options two dash races. The season finale takes place on third October on the Hockenheimring.

The #4 HRT Mercedes-AMG GT3 might be pushed by Maximilian Götz. The 35-year-old has been massively profitable over the course of his profession. His achievements embrace profitable the ADAC GT Masters in 2012 and the Dash title within the 2014 Blancpain GT Collection. In 2015 and 2016, he lined up within the DTM for Mercedes-AMG. 26-year-old Vincent Abril will contest his first DTM season within the #5 HRT automobile.

Like Götz, Abril can also be a former champion within the Blancpain GT Collection, by which he additionally gained the Dash competitors in 2015. Abril teamed up with HRT within the GT World Problem Europe in 2020 and helped the group to complete seventh total on the iconic 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.


Maximilian Götz, Mercedes-AMG Staff HRT #4:
“It’s mega to be again driving within the DTM! I used to be within the sequence in 2015 and 2016, and am now again on the grid with Mercedes-AMG and HRT. It’s a nice honour to take pleasure in this belief. Anybody who is aware of HRT, Mercedes-AMG and me, is aware of that we at all times wish to achieve success.

With our package deal, I believe we have now a superb likelihood of difficult on the entrance of the sector – even when the opposition is robust. My benefit is that I’m very aware of the sequence and its processes, in addition to the GT3 automobile. I’m wanting ahead to the format, with out the driving force changeover.

That does imply extra accountability, however I can fortunately dwell with that. I actually hope that the followers can return to the circuit quickly. They’ll give us numerous assist, significantly at our house races.”


Vincent Abril, Mercedes-AMG Staff HRT #5
: “Beginning within the DTM is a dream come true for me. Ever since I’ve been involved in motorsport and been racing myself, it has at all times been a giant purpose of mine. The DTM is massively aggressive: solely robust producers, groups and drivers battle it out for the victory on this sequence. As such, I used to be extremely honoured to be requested to hitch the HRT as a Mercedes-AMG driver.

I’m now actually wanting ahead to getting going. It’s laborious to make any predictions: many issues are a bit of bit completely different to different sequence – from the tyres to the race format. A couple of circuits are additionally new to me. As such, my intention is to ship my greatest and work with the group in the direction of our mutual purpose of success.”



Hubert Haupt, group proprietor HRT:

“I’m massively excited in regards to the DTM. It’s precisely 30 years since I got here by my baptism of fireside as a racing driver on this sequence. I used to be additionally a part of the sector in 2001, when the sequence was relaunched. The 2021 season now heralds a brand new period for the DTM – and I as soon as once more have the honour of being concerned.

This time with my very own group. We begin with two completely registered Mercedes-AMG GT3, each with robust drivers on board. Our purpose is to ascertain ourselves among the many prime groups within the sequence from the phrase go.”

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