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The AlManar Racing team came about through AlFaisal AlZubair’s steps into the international motor sport scene. A leading Middle Eastern Investments company, AlManar Financial Investments has supported AlFaisal’s race programme for several years.

Following the Omani’s successful progression from the Porsche BWT GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East with a Porsche 911 GT3 run by Austria’s Lechner Racing, AlFaisal and his team switched to GT endurance-style racing and teamed up with the Haupt Racing Team (HRT) to form AlManar Racing by HRT.

Launched in July 2020 by Hubert Haupt, himself a successful racing driver, the German team is based at Meuspath, within close proximity to the iconic Nürburgring circuit. It has competed successfully in DTM, NLS, the GT World Challenge Europe, the Asian Le Mans series and the Nürburgring 24 Hour.

The team clinched the DTM Drivers’ Championship in 2021 with Maximilian Götz and enjoyed a busy programme with the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup, Dubai 24 Hour and Nürburgring 24 Hour.

The AlManar Racing team managed to secure a number of wins in 2022, including the GTWC Paul  Ricard 1000 and the penultimate race of the International GT Open championship.

After a successful 2022 season across various race championships, AlManar Racing by HRT started the 2023 season in winning style by sealing back-to-back GT Class victories in the third and fourth races of the 2023 Asian Le Mans Series at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi with AlFaisal AlZubair, Luca Stolz and Martin Konrad in the AlManar Racing by HRT Mercedes-AMG GT3. The team managed to clinch 2nd place in the GT Class Championship standing.

AlManar Racing have now formed a strategic partnership with GetSpeed Performance. AlFaisal AlZubair will tackle eight events on three continents with the AlManar Racing by GetSpeed Mercedes-AMG GT3 alongside Fabian Schiller. Luca Stolz will be joining the Duo for the two IGTC rounds.

The Omani will compete in three International GT Open races, two in the Intercontinental GT Challenge and one in each of the IMSA, Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS and the Le Mans Cup.

Another program for 2023, Mercedes-AMG Team AlManar will compete in the Endurance classification of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS with a top-class driver trio fighting for overall honors in the pro class.

In the colours of the recently established partnership between the Omani racing team and Adam Osieka’s GetSpeed, Maro Engel, Fabian Schiller and Luca Stolz will be competing in a Mercedes-AMG GT3 with start number #777.

“The driver trio is a dream combination that I have have dreamed of for a long time in this form,” says Osieka. “Maro, Fabian and Luca are not only an incredibly fast crew for our spearhead, but also a very harmonious trio. I am convinced that we will be able to fight for victories with the #777.”

GetSpeed Performance has more than 20 years’ experience in international motor sport and has an impressive list of successes. Based on the Nürburgring Industrial Park, GetSpeed is at the forefront of track racing and employs innovative approaches to its team management, including driver stress level monitoring, live onboard streaming and track coaching.

Its competition department was founded in 2013 and the team made its GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS debut in 2019. Team Principal Adam Osieka teamed up with Denis Remenyako on that occasion to compete for Amateur Cup honours in a Mercedes-AMG at Misano.

Osieka said: “Together with AlFaisal, we have put together a varied programme that will allow him to gain experience in as many race series as possible. Faisal is a great young talent. He has what it takes to become very successful and we want to actively support him on this path.”

The season kicked-off with the GT Open race in Portimão, Portugal, on April 28th-30th.