Mercedes-AMG ready for Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup title defence

Press information | 11 April, 2019 | Monza / Italy
With this weekend’s opening round at Monza in Italy, Mercedes-AMG is starting off the new Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup season. Following the multiple title wins in 2018, the performance and sports car brand from Affalterbach again has a strong line-up for the new season. Among others, the title-winning driver trio of Yelmer Buurman (NED), Maro Engel (GER) and Luca Stolz (GER) will be racing together. In another one of the eight Mercedes-AMG GT3s that will be competing in the season opener, Raffaele Marciello (ITA) will be one of the drivers. For the Blancpain GT Series champion, the battle for the overall title defence gets underway at Monza.
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Podium success at the California 8 Hours gives Mercedes-AMG a double lead in the IGTC

Press information | 31 March, 2019 | Monterey
After third place at Bathurst, Mercedes-AMG also scored a podium finish at Laguna Seca in the second round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC): second place for the car with starting number 999 of the Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing with Maximilian Buhk (GER), Maximilian Götz (GER) and Raffaele Marciello (ITA) in the California 8 Hours. As a result, the trio also moves up into the lead of the drivers’ standings. In total, three Mercedes-AMG GT3s managed to finish in the top ten of the endurance race. With the good result, the performance and sports car brand from Affalterbach also extends its lead in the IGTC manufacturers’ standings.
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Mercedes-AMG Motorsport starts VLN season with a top ten result and class wins

Press information | 23 March, 2019 | Nürburgring
With seventh place in the overall classification and a pair of class wins for the Mercedes-AMG GT4, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport enjoyed a successful start of the season at the Nürburgring. Shortened due to weather conditions, the 65th ADAC Westfalenfahrt, the opening round of the VLN Langstreckenmeisterschaft Nürburgring, saw the MANN-FILTER Team HTP Motorsport finishing in seventh place with the #48 Mercedes-AMG GT3. The BLACK FALCON Team IDENTICA entry with starting number 162 repeated the class win for the Mercedes-AMG GT4 from the previous year. Moreover, the #155 BLACK FALCON Team TEXTAR claimed victory in the SP8T class.
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Mercedes-AMG ready to take on round two of the Intercontinental GT Challenge

Press information | 12 March, 2019 | Affalterbach
The mission ‘Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) title defence’ is entering its second round: at Laguna Seca Raceway, a total of four Mercedes-AMG GT3s will be competing in the California 8 Hours of Laguna Seca on the last weekend of March. The race that crowned the international endurance race series season in 2018 and saw Mercedes-AMG score a pair of drivers’ titles is scheduled as the second round for this year. After the successful season opener in Australia (Bathurst 12 Hour), Mercedes-AMG is heading to California not only with a strong line-up of teams and drivers, but also as the leader in the IGTC manufacturers’ standings.  
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Mercedes-AMG scores first points in Blancpain GT World Challenge America

Press information | 6 March, 2019 | Austin / USA
An exciting opportunity for Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing has been added with immediate effect. Last weekend, four Mercedes-AMG GT3s competed in the Blancpain GT World Challenge America at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) and got the new international platform of the Blancpain GT World Challenge with additional championships in Asia and Europe underway. During the season opener in Austin, Mercedes-AMG announced its drivers who are eligible to score points, namely David Askew (USA), Maximilian Buhk (GER), George Kurtz (USA) and JC Perez (COL). With a pair of fourth-place finishes in the Pro-Am class, the teams had a solid start of the North American campaign.  
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Mercedes-AMG takes third and fourth place in IGTC season-opening Bathurst 12 Hour

Press information | 3 February, 2019 | Bathurst / Australia
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport is leading in the 2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli standings: with third place for the Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing with drivers Maximilian Buhk, Maximilian Götz (both GER) and Raffaele Marciello (ITA) as well as fourth place for the Mercedes-AMG Team Vodafone with Craig Lowndes (AUS), Shane van Gisbergen (NZL) and Jamie Whincup (AUS) in the Bathurst 12-hour race (1-3 February), Mercedes-AMG is in the lead of the IGTC manufacturers’ standings. With 13th place overall (5th place Pro-Am) for drivers Yelmer Buurman (NED), Mark Griffith (AUS) and Christina Nielsen (DEN), Griffith Corp. Team Nineteen, BLACK FALCON rounded out the successful weekend at the legendary Mount Panorama Circuit.
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Mercedes-AMG gears up for the ‘race to the top’ at Mount Panorama

Press information | 29 January, 2019 | Affalterbach
This year, six Mercedes-AMG GT3s will be on the grid for the legendary Bathurst 12-hour race (1-3 February). This is the largest presence to date for the performance and sports car brand from Affalterbach in the classic endurance race that also serves as the season opener of the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli (IGTC). In the field of 28 GT3 cars, Mercedes-AMG has the largest contingent of all manufacturers. Various teams and team co-operations will be running the Mercedes-AMG GT3s, all with a top-class line-up: next to the reigning IGTC, Blancpain GT Series and DTM champions, the driver roster at the demanding Mount Panorama circuit also includes four Bathurst 12-hour race winners.
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Mercedes-AMG with seventh place in turbulent and rainy IMSA season opener at Daytona

Press information | 27 January, 2019 | Daytona Beach
The 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship got underway with a memorable Daytona 24-hour race. Heavy rain largely prevented any regular racing in the final third of the race. Notwithstanding the adverse conditions, the Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports shone with a strong performance at the legendary Daytona International Speedway: Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED), Felipe Fraga (BRA), Ben Keating (USA) and Luca Stolz (GER) racked up laps in the lead throughout the race distance. With two hours remaining, a second interruption of the race brought the decision with seventh place in the GTD class for the Mercedes-AMG quartet. The second Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the field, run by P1 Motorsports, had to retire from the race after a promising performance.  
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Mercedes-AMG to take on the battle for the title on five continents

Press information | 18 January, 2019 | Affalterbach
With the 12-hour race at Bathurst on the first weekend of February, Mercedes-AMG is taking on the new Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli (IGTC) season. The performance and sports car brand from Affalterbach aims at building on the very successful previous season, in which two drivers’ titles and the runner-up spot in the manufacturers’ standings could be achieved in the global endurance series. To achieve this, Mercedes-AMG is submitting high-quality drivers for 2019 IGTC that includes five rounds on as many continents this season. Maximilian Buhk, Maro Engel, Maximilian Götz, Thomas Jäger (all GER), Yelmer Buurman (NED), Raffaele Marciello (ITA), Gary Paffett (GBR), Luca Stolz (GER) and defending champion Tristan Vautier (FRA) will all be taking on a full IGTC programme while supporting various Mercedes-AMG Performance and Customer Racing Teams in the process.  
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Mercedes-AMG with class win and top ten result in Dubai 24-hour race

Press information | 12 January, 2019 | Dubai / United Arab Emirates
Mercedes-AMG has started the 2019 motorsport season in a successful way. In the Dubai 24-hour race, HTP Motorsport claims victory in the A6-AM class: with the #25 Mercedes-AMG GT3, Indy Dontje (NED), Alexander Hrachowina (AUT), Martin Konrad (AUT) and Bernd Schneider (GER) repeated Mercedes-AMG Motorsport’s class win from the previous year. The quartet was classified seventh overall in the endurance racing classic. Also like last year, the GT4 category ended with third place for the performance and sports car brand from Affalterbach.  
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