Published by Autobahn Buzz (Black Falcon)
Nurburgring / Affalterbach– Mercedes-Benz and also AMG today secured the first overall win in the 24-Hours of Nurburgring. Bearing was introducing figure #9 car, Black Falcon with Bernd Schneider (Germany), Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands), Sean Edwards (GIGABYTES) and Nicki Thiim (Denmark) went from sixth placement on the grid to finish the legendary endurance race 2:39 mins before the 2nd place finisher after 88 laps. This historic total victory in the legendary endurance race exemplifies the very first victory for Mercedes-Benz. Record-breaking five-time DTM champion Bernd Schneider possessed a predominately hassle-free drive in the SLS AMG GT3 Black Falcon. The victory was rounded off by positions three and for for ROWE RACING.
Thomas Jäger was actually a double contestant, taking the cockpit in two SLS AMG GT3s prepped through ROWE RACING. In Gullwing # 22, the former DTM vehicle driver, along with Klaus Graf, Jan Seyffarth and also Nico Bastian (all Germany), got back to third place by the finish of the contest. Jäger, at the wheel of automobile number 23, aided by teammates Lance David Arnold, Alexander Roloff as well as Jan Seyffarth (all Germany), finally took the chequered flag in fourth spot.
Alexander Böhm, Black Falcon General Manager: “The ultra-reliable SLS AMG GT3 was instrumental as a building block for this historical victory. All the motorists performed a good task– our team was very quick, particularly in the wet. A large acknowledgement of congratulations to all employees!”
Hans-Peter Naundorf, ROWE RACING Team Manager: “I am actually extremely happy securing P3 and also P4 with cars # 22 and # 23. My thanks head to all motorists and group members. Applause to the winning team, Black Falcon.”.
Significantly in 2013, our team have succeeded every significant endurance race along with the SLS AMG GT3– in January, the Dubai (UAE) 24-hour race, in February, the Bathurst 12-Hours (Australia) and also right now the fabulous 24- hr nationality here at the Nurburgring. My felicitations work to all AMG customer teams, and also several thanks to our tire companion Dunlop for the great manner in which they have sustained our team.”
Ola Kaellenius, CEO with Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “A good effectiveness for our consumer staffs Black Falcon and also ROWE RACING. I am really delighted that we have done well at simply the third effort in adopting the top area in the SLS AMG GT3. This victory is actually the greatest achievement with our client games plan.”
Toto Wolff, Head of Motorsport at Mercedes-Benz: “This victory in the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring is actually the only reward for the devotion of our client crews. The Nurburgring possesses often a wonderful importance and also symbolic definition for Mercedes-Benz, because this is actually where the tale of the Silver Arrow was actually born, so it is all a lot more rewarding to witness the success below today of the AMG consumer teams. The Mercedes-Benz label stands up for dependability, as well as performance– which are actually the best requirements for gaining such a tough race on the most difficult and grueling racetrack in the industry.
Bernd Schneider, Black Falcon, # 9: “Our automobile was seriously fun to drive, particularly in the rain, and maybe while the track was drying out, our team were actually consistently up with the leading team. I’ve tried the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring on numerous previous occasions, but this is the first quality time I’ve ever had all the way whrough to the end.
Thomas Jäger, ROWE RACING, # 22: “Once again, we have observed exactly what a fantastic vehicle the SLS AMG GT3 is actually to drive, maybe under these very tough conditions right here at the Nurburgring. Our third and fourth place finishes stand for a great crew end result for ROWE RACING, as well as undoubtedly I am actually pleased for the people at Black Falcon on their historic victory.”
Lance David Arnold, ROWE RACING, # 23: “I’m quite delighted that I was equipped to complete fourth on my initial outing for the AMG consumer crew ROWE RACING. This was an incredibly tough race, not least of which due to the fact that the heavy rain as well as the frequently changing weather conditions. I would certainly like to communicate my appreciation as well as praises to the entire group.”
There were no fewer than seven SLS AMG GT3s contesting the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring. Car number 10, likewise gotten into by Black Falcon and also driven by Andrii Lebed (UKR), Andreas Simonsen (SWE), Dennis Rostek (GER) and Hari Proczyk (AUT), invested much of the nationality under repair work and also ultimately completed in 130th position.