Berlin-based BWT Mücke Motorsport are gearing up for their debut in the DTM Trophy and beefing up their squad in the DTM feeder series by taking on another promising young talent. 19-year-old Frenchman Edouard Cauhaupé will line up for the 2022 season at the wheel of the team’s second Mercedes-AMG GT4 alongside Rodrigo Almeida and contest the seven race weekends as a rookie driver just like his team-mate.
Young Cauhaupé is from Toulouse and has already had a very varied career in sports cars. He made his motor racing debut in the 2019 season and promptly achieved a class win in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup. He also finished third in the Pro-Am class of the French GT4 Cup which is where he drove the Mercedes-AMG GT4 for the first time. He went on to secure success in a wide variety of racing series over the next two to three years.
In 2020, Cauhaupé booked third place in the LMP3 class of the Michelin Le Mans Cup and finished runner-up in the Silver Cup category of the French GT Championship, again driving the Mercedes-AMG GT4. He gained further LMP3 success last year, taking third place overall in the European Le Mans Series. Just recently, he claimed the title of runner-up in the 2022 Asian Le Mans series.
Cauhaupé is now set to face fresh challenges at an international level this year in the DTM Trophy. He has contested 36 races to date with the Mercedes-AMG GT4 and can draw on an enormous wealth of experience at the wheel of the 460-bhp customer sports car produced by the Stuttgart based manufacturer. The season opener for aspiring young talents on the DTM stage is scheduled to take place at the Lausitzring on the weekend of May 20th/22nd in a home round for BWT Mücke Motorsport.
Edouard Cauhaupé: “I am absolutely delighted to be racing for BWT Mücke Motorsport in the 2022 season. This team have achieved enormous success and can look back on an amazing history, so it’s a great honour to compete with them on the DTM platform, one of motor racing’s most exciting competitions. Racing in the DTM Trophy will be super challenging but is an important step towards achieving my great ambition of one day competing in the DTM itself against the world’s best racing drivers. I would like to thank everyone at Mücke Motorsport for their confidence in me and am looking forward to lining up on the grid in the Mercedes-AMG GT4.”
Team Principal Peter Mücke: “We are very pleased to have Edouard on board at BWT Mücke Motorsport in the 2022 DTM Trophy. We’ve known him from his exploits at an international level for quite some time now and are aware of his fine qualities which he has already demonstrated in a wide variety of racing cars. He has impressed us with his talent and what’s more, he’s had plenty of experience in the Mercedes AMG GT4. I’m fairly confident that in Edouard, we have a driver who will be fighting to achieve top-class results right from the start, and we at BWT Mücke Motorsport will do all we can to use our experience to provide him with a first-class package which will enable him to develop his full potential.”
Source. BWT Mucke Motorsport