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German squad Black Falcon will enter two Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 in this year’s Blancpain Endurance Series. One of the cars will compete in the Pro Cup, in the hands of Hubert Haupt, Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al Faisal and Yelmer Buurman. The line-up of the other car, which will be part of the Pro-Am Cup, is to be announced shortly.
Black Falcon ended last year’s Blancpain Endurance Series on a high, with a podium finish at the iRacing.com Nürburgring 1000. The green and black Mercedes had led the race on a number of occasions, before crossing the line in third. With that strong performance in mind, the team based near the Nürburgring confirms its presence in the Pro Cup of the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series, with a largely unchanged line-up. Haupt and Al Faisal now get the company of experienced Dutchman Yelmer Buurman, continuing the collaboration which led them to victory in this year’s Dubai 24 hours. Buurman is also a former race winner in the Blancpain Endurance Series, claiming the win in the 2013 Le Castellet round.