16.01.2024 | News

Haupt Racing Team with junior programme in GT Winter Series

Haupt Racing Team won the 2021 DTM drivers’ title with Maximilian Götz. However, the racing team from Drees near the Nürburgring has also been committed to promoting young talent for many years. This year, the successful Mercedes-AMG racing team is expanding its support programme and taking part in the GT Winter Series for the first time.

ADAC protégé and Formula 4 newcomer Finn Wiebelhaus and South African Kwanda Mokoena will compete in the ADAC GT Masters for the team led by former DTM driver Hubert Haupt. To give the two young drivers more track time and experience in the Mercedes-AMG GT3, they will also compete in the GT Winter Series. Wiebelhaus will compete in Portimão for the first time, Mokoena will join him at a later date.

Finn Wiebelhaus: “The switch to GT racing is a fantastic opportunity for me to get one step closer to my dream of a professional career in motorsport. I will be driving the same car as in the DTM and it makes me very proud to be taking my first steps in GT3 with HRT. The team has a huge amount of experience and the successes speak for themselves. Everyone is working at the highest level, which gives me a lot of confidence for the challenge ahead. It will be a great advantage in my development and will give me the opportunity to quickly familiarise myself with the new environment.”

Ulrich Fritz, Managing Director of Haupt Racing Team: “After the successes with our young talents last year, we would like to stick to our philosophy of promoting young talent. We are very much looking forward to working with Finn and Kwanda. It will be our task this season to help them realise their potential in GT3 racing.”


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