Black Falcon confirm a three car entry for the 2013 Dubai 24 hours.

Black Falcon confirm a three car entry for the 2013 Dubai 24 hours.

03.01.2013: Team Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon is very happy to announce that they will enter




Team Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon is very happy to announce that they will enter two SLS AMG GT3’s at the next running of the Dubai 24 hours.



With the race drawing close, Team Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon have confirmed two sets of strong driver teams to give them the best chance to defend the 2012 title.


On the car bearing the Number 1, we see the return of the 2012 winners, Khaled Al Qubaisi, Jereon Bleekemolen and Sean Edwards, this year pair up with 5 times DTM champion and AMG superstar, Bernd Schneider. 


For the car bearing the Number 2, Khaled will double his driving stints by driving on both cars.  On car 2 he will be joined by experienced SLS drivers Andreas Simonsen who finished 3rd in the 2012 event, Steve Jans, one of Black Falcon’s rising stars, Sergei Afanasiev, the very experienced Ex Formula driver from Russia and to complete the line up is Simon Knap from the Netherlands, joining the team for the first time, having present the previous years competing in the highly competitive ADAC GT Masters series.


Sean Paul Breslin the Black Falcon SLS team manager explains
: “We are very excited to enter the 2013 race again with the fabulous Mercedes SLS AMG GT3.  We felt that as the race gets stronger every year, we would like to double our possibility to win by fielding two very strong teams. 


As with all endurance race events, it will require a lot of hard work on behalf of the team to prepare the cars for the event, but also a bit of luck is needed.”


Black Falcon Team TMD Friction completes the trio in a 2012 Porsche 997 Cup with start number 44, driven by Black Falcon regular drivers Christian von Rieff, “Tom Jerry” and Burkard Kaiser.


The VLN series regulars are joined by new team member Erwin Stückle along with Porsche Super Cup Driver Patrick Huisman.



Jan Derenbach, Black Falcon Team TMD Friction team manager:
“It’s a new experience for us to start with a Porsche in Dubai – but with the 8th edition of the Dubai 24 Hours it is also the 8th time for Black Falcon taking part in this race.


So I am looking forward to an exciting race and some great battles in our class. In less than one week the team is taking off to Dubai.”

 

- Sabine Meyer, photos Black Falcon Team

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03.01.2013 / MaP

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