HTP Motorsport became a very well known team in the currently active GT3 championships thanks to the Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, as the German machine helped them to win the FIA GT3 European Championship, Blancpain Sprint Series, the Spa 24 Hours and the Blancpain Endurance Series. In 2015 they switched to Bentley but after one year the partnership was over, and now HTP is highly tipped to return to Mercedes machinery.
Not that the 2015 season as Bentley Team HTP wasn't successful, as they conquered the Blancpain Sprint Series title in the Pro Cup and in the Silver Cup, but once the season and the contract with the British manufacturer was over, with Team Parker Racing becoming Bentley's main partner, HTP is without a car for 2016.
Discussions are still being taken, but the best bet is a return to Mercedes in the new AMG GT3 model, which already has a season of use. Unfortunately for HTP, their main star driver, Maximilian Buhk, got a factory contract with Bentley, só they will have to rely in other options, such as the Silver Cup drivers of the GT team or the open wheel drivers of the HTP Junior Team.
HTP stated that the 2016 efforts will be based only in GT racing, abandoning its junior formula team.
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