In the Dubai 24-hour race, Mercedes-AMG is aiming at its fifth victory

In the Dubai 24-hour race, Mercedes-AMG is aiming at its fifth victory

08.01.2019: BLACK FALCON intends at repeating previous year’s win at Dubai In the Dubai 24-hour race, Mercedes-AMG is aiming at its fifth victory in the desert metropolis. The BLACK FALCON team already secured the overall win for the performanc




BLACK FALCON intends at repeating previous year’s win at Dubai






In the Dubai 24-hour race, Mercedes-AMG is aiming at its fifth victory in the desert metropolis. The BLACK FALCON team already secured the overall win for the performance and sports car brand from Affalterbach in the years 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018.


This year, the team is running the Mercedes-AMG GT3 with starting number 2 with last year’s race winners Abdulaziz Al Faisal (KSA), Hubert Haupt (GER) and Yelmer Buurman (NED), paired with their new teammate Saud Al Faisal (KSA).





The sister car with starting number 3 that retired while on course for victory last year will have Khaled Al Qubaisi (KSA), Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED), Ben Keating (USA), Manuel Metzger (GER) and Luca Stolz (GER) as its drivers. Four additional Mercedes-AMG GT3s will be run by CP Racing, Hofor Racing, HTP Motorsport and MP Motorsport, among others with support from Mercedes-AMG Driver Bernd Schneider (GER).


The field of 78 cars in Dubai includes six GT3 and four GT4 cars from Affalterbach. The race starts on Friday, 11 January at 15.00 hrs local time (12.00 hrs CET).







Mercedes-AMG GT3 and GT4 in the Dubai 24 Hours*:




Nr. Class    Car    Team    Drivers




2 A6-PRO    Mercedes-AMG GT3    BLACK FALCON    Abdulaziz Al Faisal (KSA), Saud Al Faisal (KSA), Yelmer Buurman (NED), Hubert Haupt (GER)


3 A6-PRO    Mercedes-AMG GT3    BLACK FALCON    Khaled Al Qubaisi (UAE), Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED), Ben Keating (USA), Manuel Metzger (GER), Luca Stolz (GER)


10 A6-AM    Mercedes-AMG GT3    Hofor Racing    Christiaan Frankenhout (NED), Kenneth Heyer (GER), Michael Kroll (SUI), Alexander Prinz (GER), Chantal Prinz (SUI)


19 A6-AM    Mercedes-AMG GT3    MP Motorsport    Bert de Heus (NED), Daniel de Jong (NED), Henk de Jong (NED)


25 A6-AM    Mercedes-AMG GT3    HTP Motorsport    Brice Bosi (LUX), Indy Dontje (NED), Alexander Hrachowina (AUT), Martin Konrad (AUT), Bernd Schneider (GER)


85  A6-AM    Mercedes-AMG GT3    CP Racing    Charles Espenlaub (USA), Joe Foster (USA), Shane Lewis (USA), Charles Putman (USA)


405 GT4    Mercedes-AMG GT4    ERC SPORT    Katarina Kyvalova (SVK), John Minshaw (GBR), Gabriele Piana (ITA), Ryan Ratcliffe (GBR)


454 GT4    Mercedes-AMG GT4    QSR Racing School    Jimmy de Breucker (BEL), Rodrigue Gillion (BEL) Mario Timmers (BEL), Nico Verdonck (BEL), Michiel Verhaeren (BEL)


462 GT4    Mercedes-AMG GT4    Ciceley Motorsport    Frank Bird (GBR), Ben Paliwoda (USA), Derek Pierce (GBR), Jordan Witt (GBR)


488 GT4    Mercedes-AMG GT4    Dragon Racing    Saeed Al Mehairi (UAE), Rob Barff (GBR), Greg Caton (GBR), Phil Quaife (GBR), Josh Webster (GBR)





* subject to changes by short notice




- Jochen Übler, photos Mercedes

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