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Mercedes Victory at 24 Hours of Nürburgring

First overall victory for SLS AMG GT3

Greg Emmerson
May 23, 2013

Mercedes-Benz and AMG today landed their first overall win at the 24-Hours of Nürburgring. The Black Falcon team went from sixth position on the grid to finish the insane endurance race 2:39 ahead of second place after 88 laps. This overall finish is a great victory for Mercedes-Benz.

The Black Falcon SLS was driven by five time DTM champ, Bernd Schneider, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Sean Edwards and Nicki Thiim, stemming from Germany, Netherlands, Great Britain and Denmark respectively.

Thomas Jäger was a double entrant, piloting two SLS AMG GT3s built by ROWE RACING. In Gullwing #22, the former DTM driver, along with Lasu Graf, Jan Seyffarth and Nico Bastain, all from Germany, finished third overall. Car number 23 driven by Jäger and team mates Lance David Arnold, Aleander Roloff and Jan Seyfarth passed the finish in fourth place.

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Yes, this means there were three SLS AMG GT3s in the top four spots at the famous race. Even more impressive, though, is that there were seven SLS AMG GT3s competing.

The remaining cars from Black Falcon and ROWE RACING finished in 19th, 27th, 130th with the last ROWE car retiring due to an accident.

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