VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring- Announcement
A lot has changed over the winter months at BLACK FALCON: For the first time the team from Meuspath limited its appearance at the 24h race in Dubai to two GT3 cars only and used the newly freed up resources for an optimal preparation of the 2019 season. With a strengthened workforce and outstanding new additions to the driver roster, BLACK FALCON is better prepared than ever before for the 2019 season and will compete in all VLN races with six to nine cars.
Blancpain GT Series - Announcement
BLACK FALCON return to the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup in 2019 as the defending champions with a pair of Mercedes-AMG GT3. The team will compete in all five rounds of the long-distance racing series, which includes the mighty challenge of the Spa 24 Hours in July. Additionally, BLACK FALCON enters one car into the renamed Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup for the first time in the team’s history.
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany - Announcement
BLACK FALCON will again be competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany this year, marking the third season in the world's fastest one-make cup. In the first two years the team achieved two overall victories, several podium positions and more than 10 victories in the amateur classification. For the 2019 season, the team from Meuspath is expanding the squad and has signed young professional David Kolkmann as driver of a fourth Porsche 991 GT3 Cup. Together with Tim Zimmermann, the newcomer forms a powerful duo in the fight for the team championship. In the amateur classification BLACK FALCON will again send Carlos Rivas and Sören Spreng into the race for the gentlemen's championship, which shall finally go to Meuspath after two silver medals in previous years.
Intercontinental GT Challenge – 12H Bathurst 2019: Race Report
Maximum attack was the mission of Team BLACK FALCON in the 2019 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hours, as they returned to Mount Panorama, Australia’s legendary racing circuit. With their elite drivers setting a qualifying time that put them on the front row of a 38-strong field, the team put everything into the race, and a strong opening phase saw them lead overall. However, the team were one of many to fall victim to the tight confines of the circuit: during the eighth hour their Mercedes-AMG GT3 was pushed off track and blocked radiators caused engine overheating. This hobbled the AMG, and soon after the team were forced to retire.
24H Series – 24H Dubai 2019: Race Report
Team BLACK FALCON has completed the opening event of 2019, the Hankook 24H Dubai, with one of their pair of Mercedes-AMG GT3 entries coming home 15th after a challenging but exciting race. The team were unlucky with some Code 60 safety periods early in the race, with both BLACK FALCON AMG entries losing out at times, but the drivers fought back and both AMG would take turns leading the race overall during the depth of the night. Unfortunately, subsequent unconnected technical issues hit both cars and caused long visits to the pit garage; one AMG was forced to retire, but the second car returned to the fray and battled right to the end, eventually completing 579 laps after a tough 24 hours.