Silver Cup victory for HRT at the Total 24 Hours of Spa

Silver Cup victory for HRT at the Total 24 Hours of Spa

26.10.2020: The #5 Mercedes-AMG GT3 run by HAUPT RACING TEAM with Hubert Haupt (GER), Sergei Afanasiev (RUS), Michele Beretta (ITA) and Gabriele Piana (ITA) secured the Silver Cup victory in the 72nd edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa.


The #5 Mercedes-AMG GT3 run by HAUPT RACING TEAM with Hubert Haupt (GER), Sergei Afanasiev (RUS), Michele Beretta (ITA) and Gabriele Piana (ITA) secured the Silver Cup victory in the 72nd edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa.




Team owner and driver Hubert Haupt had the honour of crossing the finish line at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchams after demanding 520 laps. The #4 Mercedes-AMG Team HRT entry claimed 7th place overall, as the eventful race was characterized by drive-through penalties and safety car phases towards the end of the Endurance classic.




    Silver Cup victory for the #5 HAUPT RACING TEAM

    #4 Mercedes-AMG Team HRT finishes as the best Mercedes-AMG GT3 in P7



The #5 Mercedes-AMG GT3 run by HRT, with Hubert Haupt, Gabriele Piana, Michele Beretta and Sergei Afanasiev racing in the Silver Cup, showed an impressive chase throughout the 24 hours at the legendary track in the Ardennes, with very changing track conditions.



Coming from the 34th starting place, they quickly put their #5 in the top 20 and proved what the crew held in store. By the end and constantly having shown a strong performance behind the wheel of the reliable Mercedes-AMG GT3, the team crossed the finish line on the overall 18th position, while claiming the win in the Silver Cup at the debut of the HAUPT RACING TEAM at the 24h-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps.



The starting number 4 of the Mercedes-AMG Team HRT with extended works support, and drivers Maro Engel (GER), Luca Stolz (GER) and Vincent Abril (FRA) at the wheel, started the legendary Total 24 Hours of Spa in the second row, having secured the third position during the Super Pole shoot-out on Friday night by Maro Engel.



Just a little over five hours into the race, the trio, eight at that moment, received a drive-through penalty due to not minding track limits in turn three. Nevertheless, the team made sure to fight back during the nighttime. They were always fighting for a podium spot, even led the race in the morning hours and had to settle for third place in the following laps. In the end, the competitive crew of the #4 concluded the 527 laps of the legendary 24-hour race as the best-placed Mercedes-AMG GT3 on 7th position.




Hubert Haupt, Team Owner and Driver HRT (#5)


“It’s a fantastic achievement for the HRT team, newly founded in June this year, to win the Silver Cup at the highlight event of the season. For me personally, it is finally the victory here in Belgium after seven attempts. It's a shame for the #4, who only came seventh after a hard fight. But for the team as a whole a great performance with the class win. Many thanks to the entire team for a top performance.”




Sean Paul Breslin, Team Principal HRT


“Finally the win in Silver Cup. Great to do it with Hubert and as the HAUPT RACING TEAM. We fought very hard for the overall win and this race is definitely the hardest one. With so many safety cars you end up sprinting to the finish and we gave it our best and finished in seventh. We now have to look forward to next year!”




Maro Engel, driver, Mercedes-AMG Team HRT (#4)


„We gave everything and caught up again and again during the race. We wanted to make up time again at the last stop by not changing tyres, but in the end the tyres simply went down too much. We couldn't attack anymore. Many thanks to the whole team for a top performance during the whole event and congratulations to the #5 sister car for the Silver Cup victory. I'm very happy about that, especially for Hubert, who can celebrate the class victory here with his own team and as driver.”



Luca Stolz, driver, Mercedes-AMG Team HRT (#4)


„I’ve got mixed feelings when it comes to the race. We did our best and Maro did a great job at the end. Nevertheless, our opponents were a bit better with the conditions we faced. The team did a fantastic job and we didn’t make any mistakes. We managed to bring the car home and to end up in the top 10, in one of the toughest GT3 races, is a success. We’ll be back next year and will be fighting for podium positions.”




Garbiele Piana, driver, Haupt Racing Team (#5)


„I’m really happy about this win. I tried it already very often together with Hubert, but we were unlucky in the last attempts, it started to feel like the race was cursed. When the splitter failed, I thought ‘oh my god not again’. But in the end, everything worked out and I think we deserved it. We were the quickest, we stayed clean, we didn’t get penalties and we made no faults. Congratulations to the whole team.”


 

- HRT -  photos Mercedes and SRO

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/silver-cup-victory-hrt-24h-spa---215001.html

26.10.2020 / MaP

More News

Successful debut for SPS Automotive Performance at the 24 Hours of Spa
26.10.2020
In its first appearance at the 24 Hours of Spa, the SPS automotive performance team overcomes initial set-backs to finish sixth in the PRO-AM class. SPS automotive performance enjoyed a successful debut at the 72nd staging of the TOTAL 24 Hours of Spa with more >>
Mercedes-AMG with top ten result in the overall classification and a 1-2 in the Silver Cup
26.10.2020
The 72nd running of the Total 24 Hours of Spa ends with a turbulent final stage at a rain-soaked track. In particularly difficult conditions, Mercedes-AMG was able to achieve a respectable result. The best-placed GT3 from Affalterbach at the finish was the #4 Mercedes-AMG Team HRT car: seventh place for the trio of Vincent Abril (FRA), Maro Engel (GER) and Luca Stolz (GER). A race that wa more >>
Great Porsche success at Spa: Victory and four 911 GT3 R in the top ten
26.10.2020
Race, 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)The Porsche customer team Rowe Racing has won the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. In a dramatic finale, the No. 98 Porsche 911 GT3 R driven by works drivers Nick Tandy from Great Britain, Earl Bamber fr more >>
Porsche celebrates second successive Total 24 Hours of Spa victory after ROWE Racing blazes a trail to glory, results
25.10.2020
•    Porsche in sublime form at Spa as ROWE Racing snatches overall win•    Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini earns third different class win from as many editions•    Third time lucky for Hu more >>
BMW M6 GT3 misses out on another top finish at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.
25.10.2020
The series of successes for the BMW M6 GT3 has come to an end at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL). After victories at the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring (GER), the 8 Hours of Indianapolis (USA) and in numerous GT races around the world, the classic endurance race in the Ardennes came to an early end for both Walkenhorst Motorsport cars. In the Pro-Am category, the Boutsen Ginion #1 more >>
Runner-upís spot for Audi in gripping edition of the Spa 24 Hours
25.10.2020
Audi R8 LMS #66 (Audi Sport Team Attempto), Mattia Drudi/Patric Niederhauser/Frédéric Vervisch    Audi Sport Team Attempto best of three Audi teams        Field led for the first time by el more >>
Ollie Wilkinson vows to come back stronger after McLaren 24h Spa debut ends in disappointment
25.10.2020
Despite the disappointment of an early end to his debut Total 24 Hours of Spa appearance, Ollie Wilkinson can still count his first outing at the world’s greatest GT3 race with McLaren as a significant career milestone. Just three years after starting his more >>
24h Spa race standings at finish
25.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsSunday 25 October, 2020   What a race ! more >>
Porsche 911 GT3 R of Rowe Racing wins the 24-hour classic
25.10.2020
The Porsche customer team Rowe Racing has won the 2020 Spa-Francorchamps 24-hour race under the most difficult conditions. After 527 laps, the No. 98 Porsche 911 GT3 R driven by Nick Tandy, Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor crossed the finish line at the endurance classic in Belgium’s Ardennes in first place. more >>
#98 Rowe Porsche with Nick Tandy takes victory with mechanical problem - great performance
25.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsSunday 25 October, 2020    Nick Tandy brought the #98 Rowe Porsche home for victory with mechanical problem - just ahead of #66 Audi with Niederhauser 54 Porsche more >>
24 Hours Spa Battle for the win is on - now the Porsches comes -top15 less 1 hour to go
25.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsSunday 25 October, 2020   -SRO  photo more >>
Standings 24h Spa at 13h15 #51 AF Corse Ferrari in lead
25.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsSunday 25 October, 2020 Standings 24h Spa at 13h15 #51 AF Corse Ferrari in lead more >>
Ferrai in 24 Hours of Spa, situation after seventeen hours
25.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsSunday 25 October, 2020With seven hours to go, the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020s no. 51 and 93 were ahead in the Pro and Pro-Am class. The Maranello cars had put in some great performances during the long Ardennes n more >>
Mercedes-AMG still fighting for victory in Spa 24-hour race
25.10.2020
After a long night, the #4 Mercedes-AMG Team HRT car still has a good perspective in the battle for the overall win in the Total 24 Hours of Spa. In changeable track conditions and rain setting in over and over again, Vincent Abril (FRA), Maro Engel (GER) and Luca Stolz (GER) were able to stay away from major difficulties. more >>
Standings 24h Spa at Midday #25 Audi in battle with both Ferrari #72 and #51
25.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsSunday 25 October, 2020 Ferrari and Audi at the front as victory battle intensifies at SpaThe battle for victory at this year's Total 24 Hours of Spa had narrowed to a scrap between Ferrari and Audi Sport as the race entered its final stretch. more >>
Standings 24h Spa at 11.15h : Audi vs Ferrari battle at the front
25.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsSunday 25 October, 2020 Standings 24h Spa at 11.15h : Audi vs Ferrari battle at the front#25 Audi Vervisch / #66 Audi Winkelhock Audi heavy battle followed by #51 Ferrari with Pier Guidi at the wheel more >>
Total 24 Hours of Spa enters deciding phase
25.10.2020
The Total 24 Hours of Spa entered its final phase with a clear winner yet to emerge at the 72nd edition of the Belgian endurance classic.The twice-around-the-clock contest reached the 18-hour mark after a dramatic sequence of events, including a race-ending crash for the leading car. more >>
Standings 24h Spa after 19 hours #51 AF Corse Ferrari in lead ahead of both Audi #66 and #25
25.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsSunday 25 October, 2020 1     51         James Calado, Nicklas Nielsen, Alessandro Pier Guidi     AF Corse     Ferrari 488 GT3  & more >>
24h Spa standings after 10 hours #88 Akka Mercedes AMG leads
25.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-Francorchamps24 -25 October, 2020   Felipe Frage in his #88 Akka Mercedes AMG leads the field followed by #63 Orange 1 FFF Racing Lamborghini with Mapelli at the wheel and James Calado in # more >>
Standings 24h Spa after 9 hours - #63 Orange 1 FFF Lamborghini in lead
25.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsSaturday 24 October, 2020 1     63         Dennis Lind, Marco Mapelli, Andrea Caldarelli     Orange 1 FFF Racing Team     more >>
Standings 24h Spa after 8 hours - #66 Audi Team Attempto Racing in lead
25.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsSaturday 24 October, 2020    1     66         Mattia Drudi, Patric Niederhauser, Frederic Vervisch     Audi Sport Team Attempt more >>
Standings 24h Spa after 7 hours race #88 Mercedes on top
24.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsSaturday 24 October, 2020 Raffaele Marciello in his #88 Akka Mercedes AMG leads the field followed by #98 Rowe Porsche with Earl Bamber and  #63 Lamborghini with Dennis Lind at the wheel more >>
Porsche teams in top form in the early phase of the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
24.10.2020
Porsche’s customer teams are lying in promising positions after the first four hours of the endurance race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. In the early stages of the 24-hour class in the Ardennes, last year’s winner Michael Christensen from Denmark, A more >>
Mercedes-AMG with good perspectives going into the long night at Spa
24.10.2020
The Total 24 Hours of Spa got underway with a strong opening stage by Mercedes-AMG. Pole sitter Raffaele Marciello (ITA) commandingly held on to his leading position at the start of the race. The 2019 FIA GT World Cup winner went on to complete a faultless triple stint behind the wheel of the #88 Mercedes-AMG AKKA ASP car. more >>
Standings 24h Spa after 5 hours #63 Lamborghini leads followed by #31 Audi WRT
24.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsSaturday 24 October, 2020    The #63 Orange FFF Racing's Lamborghini is still in lead now with Caldarelli at the wheel. Meanwhile Kelvin van der Linde is now in charge of the #31 WRT Audi fo more >>
24h Spa standings after 4h - #63 Orange1 FFF Lamborghini still in lead
24.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsSaturday 24 October, 2020The #63 Orange1 FFF Racing Lamborghini with still Mapelli at the wheel keeps leading ahead of #88 Akka Mercedes and the #47 KCMG Porsche - #31 Audi comes on fourth more >>
Standings 24h Spa after 2h30 - #63 Orange 1 FFF Racing Lamborghini in lead
24.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsSaturday 24 October, 2020  The Orange1 FFF Racing Lamborghini with Mapelli in lead ahead of polesitter Marciello and Dries Vanthoor on WRT Audi #31   more >>
Standings 24h Spa after 1 hour - Kobayashi in Hub Auto Ferrari in lead
24.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsSaturday 24 October, 2020     In the first hour of the race many changements at the top of the field - meanwhile Kamui Kobayashi in Ferri#27 is in lead ahead of Nels more >>
Mercedes AMG quotes prior to the start of the Total 24 Hours of Spa
24.10.2020
Ready to race! Today, the Spa-Francorchamps 24-hour race gets underway and the situation for Mercedes-AMG is good. The #88 Mercedes-AMG Team AKKA ASP car will be starting from pole position for the world’s biggest GT3 race while the #4 Mercedes-AMG Team HRT entry will be taking on the race from third place on the grid. more >>
24 Hours of Spa start time delayed by 30 minutes to 16.00 CEST - livestream, livetiming
24.10.2020
Total 24 Hours of Spa start time delayed by 30 minutes to 16.00 CESTLivecoverage and Livetiming also on startpage AutoMobilSport.comThe start time of today's Total 24 Hours of Spa has been delayed to 16.00 CEST (14.00 UTC). more >>
Raton Racing snatches AM Class pole in the 24 Hours of Spa
24.10.2020
Team Raton Racing will start today the 24 Hours of Spa from the Am pole position. Making its return to the International GT in the most spectacular and prestigious race, the squad of Roberto Tanca has secured top spot of its class on Thursday’s qualifying with the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo of regular drivers Stefano Costantini and Christoph Lenz, shared with Michael Petit a more >>
Top 3 starting position for the Mercedes AMG Team HRT at the Total 24 Hours of Spa
24.10.2020
The Mercedes-AMG Team HRT has secured the third position for the start of the iconic Total 24 Hours of Spa. While placing the #4 on fifth place in the qualifying last night, Maro Engel ensured a start from the second row in tomorrow’s race at Spa-Franchorchamps. The second Mercedes-AMG GT3 will head into the action from P34. more >>
Pole position and third place on the grid for Mercedes-AMG at Spa 24-hour race
24.10.2020
In an exciting Super Pole session, Mercedes-AMG secured itself top starting grid positions for the 72nd running of the Total 24 Hours of Spa. On a damp track, Raffaele Marciello (ITA) drove the #88 car of the Mercedes-AMG Team AKKA ASP on his first flying lap to the fastest time of 2m 32.166s that none of the other competitors was able to match. For Marciello, it is his first-ever career more >>
Best Porsche 911 GT3 R starts 24-hour Spa race from position six
24.10.2020
Porsche customer teams have secured solid starting positions for the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. In the Super Pole, a shootout over two flying laps of the 20 fastest cars from the qualifying, the Porsche Young Professional Thomas Preining was fastest at the wheel of a 911 GT3 R. more >>
Marciello masters challenging conditions to secure Total 24 Hours of Spa pole for Mercedes-AMG Team AKKA ASP
23.10.2020
•    Marciello delivers to give Mercedes-AMG AKKA ASP maiden Total 24 Hours of Spa pole•    Mercedes-AMG tops second successive Super Pole at Belgian endurance classic•    Fiercely contested race in prospect as leading crews rise to the occasion  more >>
24h Spa Superpole - Marciello ahead of van der Linde and Engel
23.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsFriday, 23 October 2020    SUPER POLE RESULTS   more >>
Warm Up 24h Spa classification #51 AF Corse Ferrari on top
23.10.2020
24 Hours Spa Circuit Spa-FrancorchampsFriday, 23 October 2020    more >>
Seven Porsche 911 GT3 R qualify for the Super Pole at Spa
22.10.2020
Qualifying, 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)Porsche’s customer teams showed excellent form during qualifying for the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. At the rainy session in Belgium, seven 911 GT3 R made it into the Super Pole. T more >>
Audi Sport Team WRT leads the charge to Super Pole in Total 24 Hours of Spa qualifying
22.10.2020
PHOTOS from 24h Spa here •    Vanthoor/Mies/Van der Linde unstoppable in #31 Audi•    AKKA ASP takes Silver Cup pole with superb showing from #89 Mercedes-AMG crew•    Herberth Motorsport Porsche tops more >>

Kategorien

2001-2021 automobilsport.com full copyright