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VLN Endurance Championship - Preview Round 5
BLACK FALCON takes part in the VLN 6-hour race this coming Saturday (03.08.) with seven cars. Last year the team from Meuspath took the overall victory at the annual season highlight of the endurance championship at the Nürburgring. This season BLACK FALCON will compete with five Mercedes-AMG cars and two cars from Porsche. The two entered AMG GT3' in the top class SP9 will be shared by Patrick Assenheimer (DE) and Maro Engel (DE) (#6, BLACK FALCON Team AutoArena Motorsport) and Adam Christodoulou (GB), Hubert Haupt (DE) and Luca Stolz (DE) (#16, Mercedes-AMG Team BLACK FALCON). In the SP10 class Yannick Mettler (CH), Tobias Müller (DE), Tim Scheerbarth (DE) and Tristan Viidas (EE) compete with the Mercedes-AMG GT4 #162 (BLACK FALCON Team IDENTICA). Two more AMG GT4 start in the SP8T class: Ace Robey (US) and Tobias Wahl (DE) are piloting number 152 (BLACK FALCON Team KNUFFI), while number 155 (BLACK FALCON) is driven by Mustafa Mehmet Kaya (TR), Gabriele Piana (IT), Reinhold Renger (DE) and Stephan Rösler (DE). For the Porsche cars of the BLACK FALCON Team TEXTAR, the team relies on a mixture of purebred race cars and production cars. In the Porsche 991 GT3 Cup MR II (#57) Peter Ludwig (US), Carlos Rivas (LU), Maik Rosenberg (DE) and "Takis" (CH) take turns. Alexander Akimenkov (RU), Ronny Lethmate (DE) and Vasilii Selivanov (RU) will compete in the production-based Porsche 991 Carrera (#395).
The 6-hour race will take place on Saturday, 03.08.2019, on the combination of the Nürburgring sprint track and the Nordschleife. It is the only of the nine rounds of the season that runs over six instead of the usual four-hour race distance and thus marks the highlight of the season. The entire event will be broadcasted in German and English on the official website. Additionally, live onboard channels are available out of three BLACK FALCON vehicles (#57, #152, #162). The broadcast will start at 08:20 with the start of the timed practice.
Event Schedule (All Times CET)
VLN Round 5
Saturday, August 03rd
08:30 - Qualifying *
12:00 - Start race *
* Livestream: https://vln.de
Further information about the BLACK FALCON team is available daily on the team's social media channels: