HRT and BILSTEIN team up in the DTM in 2021

BILSTEIN is the new on-car partner of HRT in the DTM – Mercedes-AMG GT3 in blue and yellow

HRT’s pre-season preparations enter the next phase at the second official DTM test this week (4 to 6 May 2021) at the Lausitzring. At the EuroSpeedway, the team of former DTM driver Hubert Haupt will line up with a well-known car in the colours of suspension specialist BILSTEIN.

The blue and yellow Mercedes-AMG GT3, with Vincent Abril at the wheel with start number 5, will be seen in all 16 DTM races. The season opener takes place in Monza from 18 to 20 June. The Haupt Racing Team will field two GT3 cars, with extended support from Mercedes-AMG, in the iconic racing series.

The partnership in the DTM sees HRT and Bilstein extend their successful cooperation with a new marketing and communication platform with an international reputation. The suspension specialists are also the official technology partner of HRT for all its outings in the Green Hell of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Here too, HRT lines up with a Mercedes-AMG GT3 sporting a full-car Bilstein livery in the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS), as well as at the legendary 24-hour race and the preceding 24h Qualification Race.

Hubert Haupt, team owner HRT: “We have had an outstanding technology partnership with Bilstein since last year, which we have recently significantly extended again – as far as the Nürburgring-Nordschleife is concerned. I am delighted that we can now also field a yellow and blue Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the DTM. We will do our best to achieve as much success as possible in the fiercely-competitive DTM environment and, in so doing, to raise further awareness of the name Bilstein.”

Timo Krutoff, CFO thyssenkrupp BILSTEIN GmbH: “I am very pleased with the extension of our partnership with HRT. For us, the DTM is a perfect marketing and communication platform, which is recognised internationally and has a high media reach. Strong brands like Bilstein need big stages like this. The Haupt Racing Team is an ideal partner for our visibility in the DTM. Everyone is highly-professional and passionate about their work. I am sure that HRT will soon establish itself among the top teams in the DTM.”