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ESports - DNLS Round 2 2020 - Preview
This coming Saturday, BLACK FALCON will compete in the first SimRacing race in its team history. At the second round of the DNLS (Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series) BLACK FALCON will enter three cars with a diverse mixture of real racers and SimRacing professionals. The 3-hour digital endurance race features the NLS (formerly VLN) version of the GP sprint track and Nordschleife, which is transferred to the simulation with millimetre precision using laser scanning technology. The digital appearance of the team is just as realistic as the track: BLACK FALCON starts with a Mercedes-AMG GT3, a Porsche 991 GT3 Cup and a Porsche Cayman GT4. The cars will compete in the original designs planned for 2020, so all BLACK FALCON partners will also be present on the vehicles of the digital NLS.
GT World Challenge Europe: Season Preview
BLACK FALCON extends its commitment to the GT World Challenge Europe in the 2020 season (formerly known as Blancpain GT Series). The team from Meuspath will field two Mercedes-AMG GT3s in all ten races, which are divided into five endurance and five sprint weekends. As last year, an AMG GT3 will compete in the Pro Class, where it will compete against the best GT3 teams and drivers in Europe. The second AMG GT3 will start in the historically strong Silver Cup class, which is reserved exclusively for drivers with FIA Silver ratings. For the first time in the BLACK FALCON team history a Silver Cup car will compete in both the Endurance and Sprint Cup.
Intercontinental GT Challenge - 12H Bathurst 2020 Race Report
BLACK FALCON achieved a strong team result at the 12-hour race in Bathurst (Australia). Battling temperatures close to the 40°C mark the team claimed third place in the Silver Cup class with the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #46. The Mercedes-AMG GT3 #77 entered in a joint venture with Craft Bamboo Racing finished fifth overall. The crew of #77 was on track for the podium almost to the end before a puncture required an additional pit stop.
Intercontinental GT Challenge - 12H Bathurst 2020 preview
BLACK FALCON will race 2 Mercedes-AMG GT3 cars at the 12-hour race in Bathurst, Australia, this coming weekend (31.01. - 02.02.2020), which marks the start of the Intercontinental GT Challenge season. As in the previous year, the team from Meuspath, in cooperation with the Hong Kong based "Craft-Bamboo Racing" team, brings an AMG GT3 in the Pro Class (#77) to the grid. The wheel of the #77 is shared by Yelmer Buurman (NL), Maro Engel (DE) and Luca Stolz (DE). In addition, BLACK FALCON will be running its own AMG GT3 (#46) in the Silver Cup class, driven by Sergei Afanasiev (RU), Patrick Assenheimer (DE) and Michele Beretta (IT).
24H Series - Race Report 24H Dubai 2020
BLACK FALCON has won the 15th edition of the 24 hours race in Dubai. Khaled Al Qubaisi (UAE), Ben Barker (UK), Jeroen Bleekemolen (NL), Hubert Haupt (DE) and Manuel Metzger (DE) had gained a little more than four and a half minutes lead with their Mercedes-AMG GT3 #4 thanks to a strong performance at the wheel and a perfect strategy of the team in difficult and changeable weather conditions, when the race had to be stopped with the red flag after seven hours and twenty minutes. Torrential rain had flooded parts of the track and the pit area. A restart of the race was ruled out in the early morning hours due to the persistently bad weather conditions, so that the positions at the time of the race interruption were classified as final results. With this renewed success, BLACK FALCON celebrates its fifth overall victory in the Dubai 24-hour race and has been the undisputed record winner of the desert classic since 2018.