AMG Customer Racing

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  • Macau (MAC), Nov 22, 2015 - Maro Engel scored an important success in the inaugural FIA GT World Cup. Driving the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, the 30-year-old won both the qualification race and the main race and thus claimed overall victory in the prestigious event. His team-mate Renger van der Zande (NED) also scored a top result in the Asian metropolis by finishing fifth. Additionally, the two drivers claimed the manufacturers’ title for Mercedes-AMG.
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  • London (GBR), Nov 20, 2015 - For the first time in history of the ‘Race of Champions’, the motorsport stars are competing with Mercedes-AMG cars this weekend. During the 27th running of the prestigious race in London’s former Olympic stadium, the Mercedes-AMG GT S will be used. Drivers from various race series will be racing each other with the sports car in the battle for the ‘Champion of Champions’ title.
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  • Barcelona (ESP), Sep 10, 2015 - AMG Customer Sports Team HP Racing claimed the overall win in the 24-hour race in Barcelona. The team, led by principal Harald Proczyk (AUT), took the checkered flag as the winners after 662 laps. For the team, this is the first victory in an international endurance race. With second and third place, AMG Customer Sport Teams Hofor Racing and RAM Racing completed the 1-2-3.
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  • Affalterbach, May 13, 2015 - No less than eight SLS AMG GT3s, run by six different AMG Customer Sport Teams, will be competing in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (May 14-17, 2015). This year, however, fans will also be able to get a first-hand experience of the fascination of Mercedes-AMG off the track. At an area of 1,500 square metres, the AMG Experience provides a varied programme of activities for the first time. It is also a spectacular port of call for all spectators.
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  • Affalterbach, Feb 27, 2015 - Mercedes-AMG will ring in the 2015 motorsport season at the beginning of March with the sonorous sound of the V8 engine: the new Mercedes-AMG GT3, with which the Mercedes-Benz sports car and high-performance brand is systematically expanding its motorsports presence, will be making its debut appearance at the Geneva Motor Show. Developed to comply with the FIA's GT3 race rules, the racing car will compete in the world's most hotly contested customer race series.
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  • Affalterbach, Nov 17, 2014 - In the 2014 motorsports season, AMG Customer Sport teams again achieved numerous victories with the SLS AMG GT3. Currently, there are over 40 teams worldwide starting with the race gullwings. In the finale of the Japanese Super GT SERIES GT300, which took place this weekend at Twin Ring Motegi, the team GAINER achieved race victory in a heart-stopping finale. Björn Wirdheim (SWE) and Katsuyuki Hiranaka (JPN) won a great first position with the GAINER DIXCEL SLS with a lead of one lap to the second best and thus won the team championship of the Super GT SERIES GT300 for the AMG Customer Sports team GAINER.
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  • Baku/Azerbaijan, Nov 3, 2014 - This Sunday, Maximilian Götz won the title of the Blancpain Sprint Series 2014. His team colleague Maximilian Buhk ended the race as vice champion. The German driver duo in the SLS AMG GT3 of HTP Motorsport with start number 84 achieved three victories in this season and confidently holds a first and second position in the ranking, with respectively 142 and 126 points ahead of the third positioned.
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  • Spa-Francorchamps/Affalterbach, Jul 28, 2014 - AMG customer teams achieved good team results with the SLS AMG GT3 in the traditional 24-hour race of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. Five out of seven race gullwings crossed the finish line. HTP Motorsport with start number 86 and the driver trio Maximilian Buhk, Maximilian Götz (both GER) and Jazeman Jaafar (MAS) ended the endurance race on the fifth position.
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  • Nürburg/Affalterbach, Jun 23, 2014 - The SLS AMG GT3 of Black Falcon with Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED), Andreas Simonsen (SWE), Christian Menzel and Lance David Arnold (both GER) finished second in the traditional 24-hour race at Nürburgring. Start number 1 initiated from position seven on the grid and crossed the finish line 24 hours later after 159 laps with a backlog of merely 2,59,70 minutes compared to the winner.
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  • Zandvoort (NED), Jun 2, 2014 - AMG customer teams scored a 1-2-3 with the SLS AMG GT3 in the 12-hour race of Zandvoort, which took place today. The German team Car Collection Motorsport came before the Swiss team Hofor Racing and before the second SLS AMG GT3 of Car Collection Motorsport.
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  • Mugello (ITA), Mar 15, 2014 - The Swiss AMG customer team Hofor Racing claimed the third position in today’s 12-hour race of Mugello. The other two SLS AMG GT3 of Car Collection Motorsport and De Lorenzi Racing ended the endurance race on positions five and 22. Hofor Racing participated in the race with the driver quartet Michael Kroll, Roland Eggimann (both SUI), Kenneth Heyer (GER) and Christiaan Frankenhout (NED) and started the race from the fourth position on the grid.
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  • Bathurst (AUS), Feb 10, 2014 - The AMG Customer Teams have achieved impressive results in the Bathurst 12 Hour Race. The SLS AMG GT3 of HTP Motorsport with start number 84 ended this year’s display of the extremely commanding endurance race winning the second position. In the finish, the gap to the victorious Ferrari after 296 laps driven amounted to only 0.4138 seconds. Maximilian Buhk (GER), the last driver, staged a commanding duel with the leading car until the last turn.
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  • Montmeló/Affalterbach, Sep 9, 2013 - Today, Swiss AMG customer team, Hofor Racing, won the Barcelona 24-hour race. The SLS AMG GT3 with drivers Michael Kroll, Roland Eggimann (both SUI), Kenneth Heyer (GER) and Christiaan Frankenhout (NED) finished the endurance race with an advantage of ten laps over the second-placed team. With this victory in the Barcelona 24-hour race, the SLS AMG GT3 has managed to win four consecutive endurance racing classics in a row in 2013: Dubai/United Arab Emirates (January), Nürburgring/Germany (May) and Spa-Francorchamps/Belgium (July). Two of the three SLS AMG GT3 that had taken the start also made it to the finish in the Barcelona 24 Hours.
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  • Affalterbach , May 15, 2013 - A week prior to the start of the legendary 24 Hours Nürburgring, the race gullwing cars of the different AMG Customer Teams continue to be on the course of success. The second race weekend of the ADAC GT Masters took place in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. In the first race on Saturday, 11st May, 2013, Maximilian Götz and Maximilian Buhk (both GER) of Polarweiss Racing crossed the finish line second. Their team colleagues Andreas Simonsen (SWE) and Sergey Afanasiev (RUS) ended the race fourth.
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  • Affalterbach, Mar 28, 2013 - The customer sports program of Mercedes-AMG will take an active part in the 2013 racing year all over the globe. The SLS AMG GT3 will moreover start in the US for the first time. In the 2013 motorsports season, the race version of the gullwing car will take part in more than 22 race series on five continents. The German team H.T.P. Motorsport will enter three SLS AMG GT3 into the new FIA GT World. Seyffarth Motorsport will participate in the race series as well.
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  • Affalterbach, Dec 18, 2012 - AMG Customer Teams acting around the globe showed a high level of teamwork in the 2012 motorsports season. With 9 titles and 43 successes, the SLS AMG GT3 scored numerous impressive successes on four continents. One of the highlights is the winning of the driver and team title in the FIA GT3 European Championship for AMG Customer Team HEICO-Gravity Charouz, the winning of the driver and team title in the FIA GT1 World Championship by ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, the driver and team title in the ADAC GT Masters for kfzteile24 MS RACING Team as well as the championship title for PETRONAS Syntium Team in the Japanese Super Taikyu Series.
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  • Affalterbach, Oct 8, 2012 - With the new SLS AMG GT3 "45th ANNIVERSARY", Mercedes-AMG is presenting an exclusively appointed special series which is aimed at car collectors with a particular penchant for motor racing. The customer sport racing car is being built by hand in a limited edition of no more than five vehicles in Affalterbach. Record DTM champion and AMG brand ambassador Bernd Schneider is involved hands-on in the production process, installing the AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine in the SLS AMG GT3 "45th ANNIVERSARY" together with an AMG engine fitter.
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  • Affalterbach, Oct 1, 2012 - Six titles in three championships in one week: The success rate of AMG Customer Teams with the SLS AMG GT3 is very impressive. After Maximilian Buhk (GER) and Dominik Baumann (AUT) from the AMG Customer Team HEICO-Gravity Charouz won the driver and the team title in the FIA GT3 European Championship one week ago, kfzteile24 MS RACING Team won the driver and team title in the ADAC GT Masters. In the FIA GT1 Championship, ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport also managed to win the driver and the team title.
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  • Affalterbach, Jul 10, 2012 - A motorsport weekend can hardly be any more successful: AMG Customer Sports teams achieved a total of five victories in four different racing series, including two 1-2s. With this weekend’s achievements, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 once again underlines its competitiveness. In the 2012 motorsport season, the gullwing from Affalterbach, which is racing in over 15 series on four continents all over the world, has already claimed 23 victories.
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  • Nürburgring, May 24, 2012 - – After 24 hours and 155 driven laps the AMG customer sports teams crossed the finish line with three of the six entered SLS AMG GT3. The gullwing car with race number 66 of the Hankook Team HEICO Motorsport, which finished the race with the highest position and was driven by Lance David Arnold (GER), Christiaan Frankenhout (NL), Pierre Kaffer (GER) und Andreas Simonsen (S) ended the endurance race in the third overall position after a commanding finish.
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