Titles and victories for Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing

Titles and victories for Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing

22.01.2020: And the first race of the year also ended with victories for cars from Affalterbach In the 24-hour race in Dubai, BLACK FALCON with their driver line-up of Khaled Al Qubaisi (UAE), Ben Barker (GBR), Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED), Hubert Haupt (GER) and Ma

And the first race of the year also ended with victories for cars from Affalterbach

In the 24-hour race in Dubai, BLACK FALCON with their driver line-up of Khaled Al Qubaisi (UAE), Ben Barker (GBR), Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED), Hubert Haupt (GER) and Manuel Metzger (GER) secured victory in the season opener of the 24H Series.

It was the fifth time that Mercedes-AMG and also BLACK FALCON had finished first in the general classification of the endurance race in the Emirates as well as the 13th podium appearance since 2011 for the performance and sports car brand from Affalterbach.

There was the added bonus of P1 in the GT4 class for the Mercedes-AMG GT4 entered by Team Atlas BX Motorsports and in the GT3-AM class for MP Motorsport, showing that the dominance of the brand extends beyond the general classification: 13 class podiums within five years and five GT3-AM class wins in a row speak for themselves.

As this first Tales from the Paddock of 2020 goes online, we bring you an update on what has been happening since our last issue. As in the first fixture on the 2020 race calendar, a Customer Racing team topped the podium in the last race of 2019 - a great way to usher in the tenth anniversary season of the Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing programme.

In the grand finale of the Endurance Brasil
held towards the end of December, Xandy and Xandinho Negrão in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 fielded by Scuderia 111 were crowned GT3 Drivers’ Champions of the Brazilian endurance series.

The father-son duo earned the title with a consistent performance throughout the season, in which they won three of eight races and finished runners-up on three occasions.

- Jochen Übler, photos Mercedes


22.01.2020 / MaP

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