HRT Mercedes-AMG squad confirms endurance cup return for 2021

18 March 2021
  • HRT to field two Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the Endurance Cup 
  • Top-class driver line-up in the Pro class and the Silver Cup 

Hubert Haupt’s team will line up  two Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the Endurance Cup in the 2021 Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS. In its rookie year in 2020, the new team immediately impressed with strong performances and two podiums in the highly-competitive series. In the Silver Cup, HRT claimed a class victory at the legendary Total 24 Hours of Spa and finished runner-up in the Team and Driver competitions.

Last year’s successful trio of Maro Engel, Luca Stolz and Vincent Abril have already been confirmed as the drivers of the works-assisted Mercedes-AMG GT3. Hubert Haupt will again take his place at the wheel of the designated Silver Cup car. He will be supported by Patrick Assenheimer and newcomer Mexican driver Ricardo Sánchez, who will make his debut for the Haupt Racing Team at the opening round of the season in Monza, which is scheduled to take place in April.

Sean Paul Breslin, team principal HRT
“The GT World Challenge Endurance Cup is Europe’s toughest endurance series for GT3 cars. Here, we are up against the best teams, drivers and manufacturers on the continent. We caught the eye last year as a newcomer in this high-class environment. We are now looking to back that up in the 2021 season. Our goal is to challenge for the title in both the Silver Cup and the overall competition.”