24H Dubai: Third place for BLACK FALCON in the first fixture of the season

24H Dubai: Third place for BLACK FALCON in the first fixture of the season

18.01.2017: ... the long-distance spectacular at the Dubai Autodrome. Dubai run: Mercedes-AMG have got their 2017 season

... the long-distance spectacular at the Dubai Autodrome.





Dubai run:
Mercedes-AMG have got their 2017 season off to a great start. In the twelfth running of the Hankook 24H Dubai (12th - 14th January), which is contested as part of the Creventic 24H Series, the number #3 Mercedes AMG GT3 entered by BLACK FALCON took third place, continuing the team's record of success over recent years.



From 2011 onwards, BLACK FALCON have consistently finished on the 24 Hours of Dubai podium. This includes three wins, one runner-up spot and three third places. The victory in 2012 was the first ever in a 24-hour race for a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 as part of the Mercedes-AMG Customer Sports programme.
 

Class victory:
As holders of the A6 team and driver titles in the 24H Series, Hofor Racing managed to repeat their class victory of the previous year in the 24-hour race in Dubai. On that occasion, they were still using a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3.



This time, the Swiss outfit fielded a new Mercedes-AMG GT3 (start number #1) which came seventh in the general classification. Another AMG customer team, SPS automotive-performance, finished eighth at the Dubai Autodrome, well within the Top Ten, contributing to a highly successful result for the Mercedes-AMG GT3.
 
 



Facts & Figures: 24 Hours of Dubai




•    Happy hunting ground: Since 2011, BLACK FALCON have finished every 24-hour race in Dubai race on the podium.


•    Fastest race lap: Yelmer Buurman (Mercedes-AMG GT3 #3, BLACK FALCON) posted the fastest lap at the Dubai Autodrome with a time of 1:59.198 minutes.


•    Leading laps: The BLACK FALCON Mercedes-AMG GT3 #2 led the field from Lap 1 to 35 and from Lap 108 to 114 (42 laps in all).


•    Pole position: Jeroen Bleekemolen (Mercedes-AMG GT3 #2, BLACK FALCON) with a qualifying time of 1:57.705 minutes.


•    Class victory: For the second year in succession, Hofor Racing lifted the A6-Am trophy in the 24 Hours of Dubai.


•    Number of entrants: Of the 92 vehicles in the field, 65 made it to the finish line.


•    Code 60 periods: There were a total of 22 occasions on which the cars were required to slow down to 60km/h.


•    17,924.68 kilometres: This was the aggregate distance covered by the seven Mercedes-AMG customer teams.

 
 
   

 Oliver Kapffenstein, photo sporcode

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