Entries continue to rise for this weekend’s Hankook 12H HUNGARY.
Herberth Motorsport has already secured three outright GT victories in the 24H SERIES at Mugello, Circuit Paul Ricard and Barcelona, and will be gunning for its fourth on the team’s first outing at the Hankook 12H HUNGARY. Series staples Alfred Renauer, Ralf Bohn and Daniel Allemann will drive the #91 Porsche, while Jürgen Häring, ‘Bobby Gonzales’, Tim Müller and Marco Seefried have been confirmed for the sister #92 911 GT3 R.
Series newcomer Rutronik Racing by TECE (#18), which already has two outright podium finishes to its name in 2021, has once again entered an Audi R8 LMS GT3 for Michael Doppelmayr, Pierre Kaffer, Elia Erhart, and Swen Herberger.
Italy’s MP Racing (#58) and the Gostner family (Thomas, David and Corinna), back for their fourth 24H SERIES race of the year, will be looking for their first category podium since last season’s Hankook 12H MUGELLO. The similarly titled CP Racing (#85) has also entered a Mercedes-AMG GT3 for Hungary, with 2018 Overall GT Drivers’ Charles Espenlaub, Charles Putman and Joe Foster competing alongside compatriot Shane Lewis.
Following its successful series debut last time out at Barcelona, at which it finished an impressive 5th overall, the second evolution of Audi’s R8 LMS Evo will compete in the 24H SERIES once again at the Hungaroring. The Car Collection Motorsport entry (#500) will race in the specialist ‘P4’ class with Martin Rump, Martin Lechmann, and Nathalaen Berthon currently on the driver line-up.
JR Motorsport (#2, Ted van Vliet / Ruud Olij) completes the GT3 line-up thus far. An ‘SP’ class staple in the 24H SERIES, the Dutch team will make its first start with BMW’s new flagship M6 in the GT3 class in Hungary.
Overall GT Teams’ championship contender ST Racing (#438, Samantha Tan / Chandler Hull / Jon Miller) has confirmed it will race next season with two BMW M6 GT3s. The Canadian team’s 2021 campaign meanwhile, which includes class wins at Dubai and Barcelona, continues at the Hungaroring with its lone BMW M4 GT4.
Fellow championship contender Vortex V8 (#701, Philippe Bonnel / Gilles Courtois / Nicolas Nobs), after a tough race at Barcelona, will be keen to regain its momentum and record its fifth category podium of the season. The French team’s nearest rival in GTX will be RD Signs racing team (#720, Audrius Butkevicius / Nicola Michelon / Paulius Paskevicius), which makes its first start since finishing 4th in-class earlier this year at Mugello.
Willi Motorsport by Ebimotors (#955) pulled itself into 991-class championship contention with its second class win of the year in Barcelona, and has entered a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup for Fabrizio Broggi, Nicolae Sergiu, Sabino de Castro, and Mihail Zamfir at the Hungaroring.
Reigning Overall TCE Teams’ champion Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing headlines the division for the Hankook 12H HUNGARY, and has confirmed its now traditional two-car entry. The team is currently second in the 2021 standings following class wins at Circuit Paul Ricard and Hockenheim for the #1 Volkswagen, plus victory for the sister #112 Golf GTI at Barcelona.
Long-time TCE rivals AC Motorsport (#188, Stéphane Perrin / Mathieu Detry) and Red Camel-Jordans.nl (#101, Ivo, Rik and Luc Breukers) will also compete at the Hungaroring, both, interestingly, with an Audi RS 3 LMS. The RS 3 will be the third different brand raced by the latter during the 2021 season. It will also mark the first time that Red Camel Racing has run an Audi in the series since, fittingly, the Hankook 12H HUNGARY in 2014.
Munckhof Racing (#210) completes the field so far. A podium finisher at this year’s Hankook 12H HOCKENHEIMRING, the Dutch team has entered a BMW M4 GTR for Eric van den Munckhof and Marco Poland.