Sean Edwards Foundation: Progress on safety and a party to celebrate
As many already know, supporting the Sean Edwards Foundation is a matter of the heart for us. The loss of our teammate hit us all very hard and we should always bear in mind that motorsports also has a dangerous side. The evolution of safety in motorsports is therefore also an important part of our work and we are delighted that the work of the Foundation, including the "Sean Edwards Test", is making great progress.
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At the 9th round of the VLN endurance championship Black Falcon was able to achieve the second overall victory within just six weeks. In addition, the drivers of the SLS AMG GT3 with the starting number 2, Hubert Haupt, Yelmer Buurman, Adam Christodoulou and Manuel Metzger, were able to achieve another special feat: With pole position in training, the fastest race lap and the overall victory they were able to win everything there was to win at the event. For the VLN champion of the 2011 season Manuel Metzger it was the first VLN overall victory, while Haupt, Buurman and Christodoulou were already able to win the VLN 6h race in early September.
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Superior performance with overall victory and several class wins.
For the highlight of the VLN Endurance Championship, the six-hour race at the Nürburgring, the Black Falcon team presented itself in a convincing winning mood: Overall victory, three class victories and a second and third place – that’s the impressive overall record for the 7th VLN race. Thus the team from Meuspath can also add its first overall victory in a 6-hour race to its already extensive winning record. The fact that this performance was possible in the longest and most demanding race of the VLN season makes it all the more sweet.
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Best weather and top results for Black Falcon at the VLN 6
The Black Falcon team came to the Nürburgring with a big turnout on a wonderfully sunny day for the sixth VLN race. Out of the total of seven vehicles that began the training, six started the race – of which five saw the chequered flag with excellent results.
The first sensation already happened before the race: With a fabulous time of 8:16.938 since the introduction of speed limits, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup BF with the starting number 56 driven by "Gerwin" and Manuel Metzger made its mark ...
Things are going to get a little tight next weekend in pit box number 33 of the Black Falcon team. Next Saturday Black Falcon will begin the sixth round of the VLN with six Porsches and a Mercedes, while Black Falcon vehicles will be represented in six different VLN classes.
Only a short time after the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps the SLS AMG GT3 with starting number 2, which came in fifth at the 24h race at the Nürburgring, will return to the Nordschleife with drivers Hubert Haupt, Adam Christodoulou and Andreas Simonsen. With this strong team of drivers the aim of the trio that is starting in the VLN Specials SP9 class is clearly a place on the overall podium of the 6th VLN run.