Haupt Racing Team and Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing are working to bring the #2 Mercedes-AMG Team HRT Mercedes-AMG GT3 back in the race following a heavy crash in Thursday’s night qualifying session. In a statement from the team, HRT said a test chassis has been brought in to replace the original #2 machine.
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“Following the accident during yesterday’s night qualifying, Haupt Racing Team (HRT) and Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing are doing everything to get the #2 Mercedes-AMG back on track. The common goal is for the car to be able to participate in today’s Top Qualifying 1.
“To this end, Mercedes-AMG has brought in the chassis of a test car from Affalterbach last night. This was made available to HRT as a replacement and is currently being adapted including the still usable components from the crashed car. The procedure and the repair have been discussed with the race officials.
“Because of the tight time frame, preparation of the car with starting number #2 is a huge challenge. However, Mercedes-AMG is relying on the high motivation and the quality of the mechanics.”
The team reiterated that Yelmer Buurman remained unharmed in what looked like a violent accident at the high-speed, blind and downhill Schwedenkreuz corner.
“Yelmer Buurman, who drove the car at the time of the accident, is also unscathed, ready to race and highly motivated.”
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