AMG Customer Racing

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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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  • Dubai (VAE), Jan 16, 2012 - The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 scored a commanding 1-2-3 in the Dubai 24-hour race (January 12th till 14th, 2012). The Abu Dhabi Black Falcon team claimed victory with Thomas Jäger (GER), Sean Edwards (ENG), Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED) and Khaled Al Qubaisi (UAE). After setting a new distance record of 628 race laps, final driver Al Qubaisi drove the Gullwing with starting number 3 across the finish line. This first place was also the maiden victory for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 in a 24-hour race.
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  • Zandvoort, Oct 17, 2011 - – Team Heico Motorsport with their two Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3s secured the team title of the 2011 FIA GT3 European Championship in Zandvoort, Netherlands. It is the first title for the gullwing car in its first full racing season. In the final two races at Netherland’s North Sea coast, Christiaan Frankenhout/Patrick Hirsch came home fourth and sixth respectively whilst their team mates Dominik Baumann/Brice Bosi finished fifth and second. Thus, Heico Motorsport improved from third overall to the top in the final race.
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  • Spa-Francorchamps, Jul 31, 2011 - Black Falcon was the best of the four Mercedes-AMG customer teams with the near-production SLS AMG GT3 in the 24h race at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. After the race twice around the clock, Kenneth Heyer/Thomas Jäger/Stéphane Lémeret finished third, 10 laps behind the winners.
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  • Nürburgring, Jun 26, 2011 - The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 ended its first 24h race at the Nürburgring with positions six and seven. In the 39th ADAC Zurich 24h race, Kenneth Heyer/Thomas Jäger/Jeroen Bleekemolen/Jan Seyffarth with Black Falcon’s gullwing car came home sixth and were the best customer team with the SLS AMG GT3. They were followed by Heico Motorsport with drivers Lance David Arnold/Alexander Margaritis/Christopher Brück/Christiaan Frankenhout, who looked like podium finishers and GT3 class winners for 18 hours but dropped to seventh after 150 of the race’s 156 laps. With an excellent performance, three of the near-production gullwing cars had qualified on the first three rows underlining the high potential of performance of the SLS AMG super sports car.
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  • Affalterbach, Jun 22, 2011 - The 39th ADAC Zurich 24h Race at the Nürburgring on 25 and 26 June 2011 will be the first big highlight of the AMG customer sports programme with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. For 24 hours – twice around the clock – eight near-standard gullwing cars will drive around the 25.359 kms long track; the combination of the legendary Nordschleife (“north loop”) and the new grand prix circuit is said to be the longest and most demanding permanent race track in the world. Three-times Formula One World Champion Jackie Stewart once called it the “green hell”.
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  • Affalterbach, Jun 7, 2011 - – It has been a success right from the beginning: The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 has already reached the top in its first racing season. 34 gullwing cars have been sold to ambitious private teams and 27 of them have already been delivered. In the world of motor racing, this can be called a successful start. As part of the Mercedes-AMG Customer Sports Programme, the SLS AMG GT3, whose design closely resembles its standard version, will be entered in races all over Europe and on different continents. During the first six weeks of the 2011 motor sport season, the fast gullwing car achieved four wins and several more good finishes in 17 races.
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  • Oschersleben, Apr 25, 2011 - The customer teams with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 in the ADAC GT Masters season opener at Oscherskeben showed a good team performance. In both races on Sunday and Monday, four gullwing cars each finished among the top ten.
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  • Nürburgring, Apr 4, 2011 - The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 started with good results into the 2011 season of the VLN series (Nürburgring Endurance Championships). Two of the gullwing cars finished third and fourth respectively. It was the first time after the development and test programme of the SLS AMG GT3, that the customer teams entered the car without factory support.
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  • Affalterbach, Mar 30, 2011 - The SLS AMG GT3 will shortly be embarking on its first racing season, when Saturday, 2 April 2011 sees the start of the new VLN season (Nürburgring Endurance Championships). Six customer teams will be competing on the North Loop with the racing version of the gull-wing model. The SLS AMG GT3 is perfectly prepared for use on the racetrack, as its safety concept transfers the exemplary safety level of Mercedes-Benz on road models to the racetrack.
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  • Affalterbach/Le Castellet (France), Mar 24, 2011 - Following the successful conclusion of the development and test programme, deliveries of the SLS AMG GT3 to customer teams are commencing as planned. A total of 31 orders have been received for the 2011 racing season, and all the vehicles will be in the hands of the customers by early July. During configuration runs on the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet (France), the teams and racing drivers were able to familiarise themselves with the racing version of the gull-wing model and commence their setup work for the 2011 motor sport season.
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  • Affalterbach, Dec 21, 2010 - Three Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3s will be at the starting line for the 24-hour race in Dubai (UAE) on 14 January 2011. This first test event in 2011 also marks the completion of the development programme for the racing version of the gullwing model. The three cars are being entered by the customer teams Black Falcon and Heico Motorsport. The 24-hour race in Dubai will serve to accumulate test kilometres and fine-tune the SLS AMG GT3 before deliveries begin at the end of February 2011
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