Mercedes-AMG with ambitious goals and a strong line-up for Nürburgring 24 Hours

Press information | 3 April, 2018 | Affalterbach
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport is full of ambition for the 46th running of the ADAC Zurich 24h-Rennen: after its victories in 2013 and 2016, the performance brand from Affalterbach again aims at a podium finish this year. With their high-quality line-ups, the Mercedes-AMG Performance Teams BLACK FALCON and HTP Motorsport rank among the favourites at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. The campaigns by the Customer Racing Teams also convince with high quality. In total, the plan is for seven Mercedes-AMG GT3s to compete. Three Mercedes-AMG GT4s will be added, these will be making their 24-hour debut in the ‘Green Hell’.
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Two Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the top ten in season opener at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife

Press information | 24 March, 2018 | Nürburgring, Germany
With a pair of top ten results and the maiden class win for the Mercedes-AMG GT4, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport is looking back upon a successful season opener of this year’s Langstreckenmeisterschaft at the Nürburgring. The 64. ADAC Westfalenfahrt, the first round of the VLN Langstreckenmeisterschaft, saw Mercedes-AMG Team MANN-FILTER finish in fifth place overall with the #47 Mercedes-AMG GT3. The sister car with starting number 48 secured another top ten result by finishing eighth. The maiden class win of the Mercedes-AMG GT4 rounded out the good achievement.
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Podium success for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in Sebring 12-hour race

Press information | 18 March, 2018 | Sebring, USA
After its victory from the previous year, the Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsport again finished on the podium in the 12-hour race at Sebring. In the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship that remained thrilling till the end, Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED), Ben Keating (USA) and Luca Stolz (GER) secured third place in the GTD class with the #33 Mercedes-AMG GT3 and also took the lead in the North American Endurance Cup. With SunEnergy1 Racing finishing in tenth place, another team with the Mercedes-AMG GT3 also scored a top ten result. The round of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge that was held on the support package of the 12-hour race was also successful: the Customer Racing Teams secured a total of four top ten results with the Mercedes-AMG GT4.
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Victory for Mercedes-AMG at Silverstone

Press information | 10 March, 2018 | Silverstone / United Kingdom
With victory in the Silverstone twelve-hour race, ROFGO Racing sealed the next season win for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 24H GT Series. After a strong performance with the #31 Mercedes-AMG GT3, Roald Goethe (GER), Stuart Hall and Daniel Brown (both GBR) secured the overall win as well as first place in the A6-PRO class. With PROsport Performance in seventh place, another Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing Team made it into the top ten.
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Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing with a strong driver line-up and new goals for 2018

Press information | 8 March, 2018 | Affalterbach, Germany
In the selection of its Performance Drivers, Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing has opted for a mix of experience and talent. The 2018 line-up includes Maximilian Buhk (GER), Yelmer Buurman (NED), Adam Christodoulou (GBR), Maximilian Götz (GER), Christian Hohenadel (GER), Thomas Jäger (GER) and Jan Seyffarth (GER). A new addition is Raffaele Marciello (ITA). The line-up is supported by brand ambassadors Maro Engel (GER), Bernd Schneider (GER) and Karl Wendlinger (AUT). The drivers are supporting the teams from all over the world in their races with the Mercedes-AMG GT3. A new emphasis is, among others, on the rounds of the Intercontinental GT Challenge.
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Mercedes-AMG starts off Intercontinental GT Challenge season with a pair of podium finishes

Press information | 4 February, 2018 | Bathurst, Australia
Teams with the Mercedes-AMG GT3 enjoyed a good start into the Intercontinental GT Challenge during the Bathurst twelve-hour race. With second place overall, the #75 Mercedes-AMG Team SunEnergy1 entry with Kenny Habul (AUS), Tristan Vautier (FRA), Jamie Whincup (AUS) and Raffaele Marciello (ITA) had a successful start of the season. Seventh place for the Mercedes-AMG GT3 with starting number 55, driven by David Fumanelli (ITA), Nick Leventis (GBR), Cameron Waters (AUS) and Lewis Williamson (GBR) meant another top ten result. British team STRAKKA Racing that made its competition debut for Mercedes-AMG at Mount Panorama, thus also scored a podium finish in the PRO-AM class in an action-packed endurance race that included numerous safety car interventions.
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Mercedes-AMG starts the Intercontinental GT Challenge season at the “Bathurst 12 Hour”

Press information | 31 January, 2018 | Bathurst / Australia
In the 2018 season, Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing has its focus on the Intercontinental GT Challenge and will be competing with at least one Mercedes-AMG GT3 in every round of the endurance championship. The championship, organised by SRO Motorsports Group, gets underway with the season opener, the twelve-hour race in Bathurst, Australia (2-4 February). Five Mercedes-AMG GT3 will be racing down under at the demanding Mount Panorama Circuit. The Mercedes-AMG Team STRAKKA Racing will be running two cars (#55, #56) while Mercedes-AMG Team SunEnergy1 (#75), Scott Taylor Motorsport (#8) and Nineteen Corp P/L (#19) will have one car each.
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IMSA: A promising season opener for Mercedes-AMG at Daytona

Press Information | 29 January, 2018 | Daytona Beach, USA
The 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship gets off to a successful start for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport: in the ‘Rolex 24 At Daytona’, the Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports secured fourth place in the GTD class. Eighth in class, SunEnergy1 Racing added another top ten result for a team with the Mercedes-AMG GT3. The US debut of the new Mercedes-AMG GT4 also was a positive affair: the season opener of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge that supported the 24-hour race saw Customer Racing Teams of the performance brand from Affalterbach claim three top ten results.
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Mercedes-AMG highly motivated for the start of the US season with the Daytona 24 Hours

Press information | 25 January, 2018 | Daytona Beach, USA
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship gets underway with the classic 24-hour endurance race at Daytona: three Mercedes-AMG GT3 are participating in the ‘Rolex 24 At Daytona’ (27-28 January) in order to build on the successful result with third place last year. The winning team in the 2017 Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup (NAEC), Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsport will again be taking on the full season in the North-American race series with a Mercedes-AMG GT3. Like in 2017, SunEnergy1 Racing has also opted for the reliability of the race car from Affalterbach. P1 Motorsports is rounding out the strong line-up at Daytona International Speedway with another Mercedes-AMG GT3. On top of that, the new Mercedes-AMG GT4 is making its debut in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Daytona. In the four-hour race on Friday (26 January), nine cars will be competing to make it a successful maiden outing.
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Mercedes-AMG wins a thrilling Dubai 24-hour race with BLACK FALCON

Press information | 13 January, 2018 | Dubai / United Arab Emirates
The 2018 season starts with a victory for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport: in the 24-hour race at Dubai, the Customer Racing Teams with the Mercedes-AMG GT3 scored both the overall victory and the A6-PRO and A6-AM class wins. In the #2 car, Abdulaziz Al Faisal (KSA), Yelmer Buurman (NED), Hubert Haupt (GER) and Gabriele Piana (ITA) scored the fourth overall win for BLACK FALCON and Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in Dubai. In the A6-AM class, Customer Racing Team SPS automotive-performance secured victory. The much-noticed 24-hour race debut of the new Mercedes-AMG GT4 also ended successfully with a podium finish in the GT4 class.
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