NEWS // SLS AMG GT3 TO MAKE RACING DEBUT @ NURBURGRINGOn Saturday September 25th, the new SLS AMG GT3 will make its racing debut at the famed Nurburgring. Bernd Schneider and Thomas Jäger will drive the SLS AMG GT3 in the 42nd ADAC Barbarossa Cup, a four-hour race for the VLN Nürburgring endurance championship. According to our friends at JONSIBAL, the first on track appearance of the SLS AMG GT3 is part of the development and testing program which commenced in June of this year. The four-hour race on the legendary Nordschleife will test the gullwing model under realistic racing conditions. The focus will not only be on fast lap times, but also on the durability of all components, service-friendliness and smooth procedures during pitstops and driver changes... [read more]

NEWS // SLS AMG GT3 TO MAKE RACING DEBUT @ NURBURGRINGDeveloped according to the GT3 rules of the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile), the SLS AMG GT3 will take to the starting line for the VLN race in prototype class E1-XP.

Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Norbert Haug: “The Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 will start a new era in Mercedes-Benz customer motorsports. This car is an exciting and spectacular sporting tool for committed private teams and talented private drivers. Together with our well-proven sports and touring car partner HWA, AMG will establish a customer motorsports department, and ensure the usual high level of Mercedes service for its motorsports customers.”

NEWS // SLS AMG GT3 TO MAKE RACING DEBUT @ NURBURGRINGThe drivers of the SLS AMG GT3 are Bernd Schneider, who has been a Mercedes-Benz works driver for many years and is also an AMG brand ambassador, and Thomas Jäger. With five DTM titles, one ITC championship and one FIA GT championship to his name, Bernd Schneider is one of the most successful German racing drivers. Thomas Jäger is the reigning Porsche Carrera Cup champion, and drove in the DTM series for Mercedes-Benz between 2000 and 2003. This season he will be driving in the ADAC GT-Masters.

Images and Info: JONSIBAL
Editorial: Justin W. Coffey

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