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.
24H Series - 24H Dubai 2020 preview
For BLACK FALCON, the 24-hours race in Dubai traditionally kicks off the motorsport season. In 2020, the team from Meuspath will participate for the 15th time in the desert marathon on the Arabian Peninsula, which will be held at the Dubai Autodrome on 10 and 11 January 2020. A Mercedes-AMG GT3 will be entered in the strongest class A6-Pro. The number 4 AMG GT3 is shared by Khaled Al Qubaisi (UAE), Ben Barker (UK), Jeroen Bleekemolen (NL), Hubert Haupt (DE) and Manuel Metzger (DE).
IGTC – Race Report Round 5 Kyalami, South Africa
BLACK FALCON has scored second place in the Silver Cup class at the reintroduction of the 9h Kyalami (South Africa) and finished the extremely successful racing season 2019 with another highlight. Sergei Afanasiev (RU), Patrick Assenheimer (DE) and Hubert Haupt (DE) experienced a memorable race at the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #6, which was impacted by a thunderstorm with torrential rainfall in the last few hours of the race after a great opening under best weather conditions.