Jordan Love will make a guest start at the third round of the International GT Open at Spa-Francorchamps – marking the Australian's series debut in the process. Joined by Frank Bird (GBR), Jordan will share the wheel of the #4 Mercedes-AMG GT3 as he teams up once again with Haupt Racing Team (HRT).
The 23-year-old has enjoyed a strong start to the season so far, impressing in the Imola and Paul Ricard rounds of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance where he also competes alongside HRT. The upcoming race weekend will support Jordan in gaining more experience behind the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG GT3. Love started his career in formula racing and eventually switched to GT racing. In 2019, he was crowned champion in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, after which he ventured to Europe. Last season, he finished fifth in the Silver Cup at the 24 Hours of Spa-Franchorchamps in a Mercedes-AMG GT3 meaning the Australian is keen to take to one of his favourite circuits once again. The event in Belgium is one of the highlights in the race calendar of the International GT Open. For the first time since 2007, the series will hold an endurance race over a distance of 2 hours and 20 minutes instead of the usual two heats over 70 and 60 minutes. The seven-kilometre Spa-Francorchamps circuit, also known as the "Ardennes Rollercoaster", is considered one of the most demanding racetracks in the world and hosts the Belgian Grand Prix as well as the legendary TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa.
Jordan Love, Haupt Racing Team #4: “I’m super excited to be appearing in the GT Open championship with HRT. Having had fairly limited track time over the last few years, this helps towards getting in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 for more valuable seat time. To be teaming up with the whole crew at HRT and continuing my relationship with them is also something I am really excited for, and I can’t wait to hit the track at Spa.” Sean Paul Breslin, Team Principal HRT: "It’s a great honour to be joining the International GT Open for the first time. We have been close many times, but finally, we will join this great series and at the best track of them all, Spa-Francorchamps."