Michelin Le Mans Cup Race 1 - Race Report
At the very first race in the Michelin Le Mans Cup, BLACK FALCON caused quite a stir with a spectacular performance. While the team had to settle for 18th place out of 31 starters in qualifying due to the lack of experience on the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, starting driver Donar Munding delivered a fantastic performance in the two-hour race and fought his way up through the top-class field to 3rd place overall. At the mandatory pit stop after one hour, he handed over the Ligier JS P320 with start number 12 to Maik Rosenberg as scheduled. The experienced driver impressed in his first LMP3 race with consistently fast lap times and a strong performance on the track. Shortly before the end of the race, the team was set back by a drive-through penalty, which denied them a well-deserved top 10 finish. After serving the penalty, Rosenberg finally crossed the finish line in 17th place overall.
Nürburgring Endurance Series Round 2 - Race Report
BLACK FALCON got off to a successful start to the season on the Nordschleife at the second round of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) and celebrated several class victories. The BLACK FALCON Team IDENTICA delivered a strong race with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup MR in the SP-PRO class and finished in 14th place overall as the best-placed vehicle outside the GT3 class. The four vehicles of the BLACK FALCON Team TEXTAR also showed consistently strong performances at the season opener. In the SP8T class, the two Mercedes-AMG GT4s celebrated a double victory, while the Porsche Cayman GT4 crossed the finish line in fourth place in the GT4 SP10 class. The successful day was rounded off with a class win for the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup MR in the SP7 class.
Michelin Le Mans Cup Round 1 // Nürburgring Endurance Series Round 2 - Preview
BLACK FALCON faces the first of five double events in the 2021 season this coming weekend. The team from Meuspath will be running a total of six cars on two different race tracks. At the season opener of the Michelin Le Mans Cup in Barcelona, Donar Munding and Maik Rosenberg will start with the Ligier JS P320 in the first race of the newly launched BLACK FALCON - LMP program. Almost at the same time, the second round of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) will run, kicking off the endurance season at the Nürburgring after the cancellation three weeks ago due to weather conditions. BLACK FALCON Team IDENTICA will start the NIMEX DMV 4-hour race with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup MR SP PRO, while BLACK FALCON Team TEXTAR will enter the race with a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup MR, a Porsche Cayman GT4 and two Mercedes-AMG GT4s.
Michelin Le Mans Cup - Preview Season 2021
BLACK FALCON is expanding its extensive customer sports programme for the 2021 racing season with a new flagship project and is entering the Michelin Le Mans Cup with LMP 3 prototypes from the French sports car manufacturer Ligier. After ten successful years in GT3 racing, the team from Meuspath is thus entering the prestigious stage of international sports car races, which are organised by the French Le Mans organiser Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), for the first time. Throughout the debut season, Maik Rosenberg and Donar Munding will take turns at the wheel of the first Ligier JS P320 entered by BLACK FALCON. From the second half of the year onwards, two further JS-P320s will be running both in guest starts in the Le Mans Cup and as part of an extensive test programme.
BLACK FALCON has been able to acquire professional racing driver and TV presenter Lance David Arnold as project manager for the LMP programme. The 34-year-old has already gained experience as a team manager in his own team and is now also available to BLACK FALCON as a brand ambassador and driver coach.
Nürburgring Endurance Series - Race 1
The season opener of the Nürburgring Endurance Series did not go ahead as planned. Only a few minutes after the qualifying session had started it was interrupted by a red flag due to snowfall. Unfortunately, a resumption was not possible.
This means that the second round becomes the NLS season opener on the third weekend in April: The 45th DMV 4-Hour Race is scheduled for April 17th.