May 20, 2013

First WIn For Mercedes At The Nürburgring 24

With a name almost as long as its bonnet, The Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 took the overall win in the 2013 edition of the ADAC 24 Rennen at the Nürburgring. The car was driven by DTM ace Bernd Schneider with Porsche Supercup regulars Sean Edwards, Nicki Thiim and Jeroen Bleekemolen. If winning the N24 was not a memorable enough, Bleekemolen had to run from the track during the night to be at the birth of twins... what a week end!

The Black Falcon SLS was in a hard battle with the Marc-VDS BMW Z4 driven by Martin, Piccini, Buurman, Göransson. Maxime Martine was at times lapping 40 seconds faster than the rest of the field and had an 8:22.088 lap four laps from the end of the race.

In third another Mercedes, the ROWE Racing SLS.

The race was (...shocker) punctuated by rain so heavy it had to be stopped overnight.

Full results on the ADAC 24 Rennen official site and lots of pictures on Dale's Bridge To Gantry and on Drive Cult

Andrew Mulholland/ DriveCult

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