After ten successful years in GT3 racing, BLACK FALCON is expanding its extensive customer sports programme for 2021 and has announced it will join the Michelin Le Mans Cup grid with Liger JS-P320 prototypes.
A season long entry for Maik Rosenberg and Donar Munding will be augmented by two further JS-P320s in guest starts as part of an extensive test programme from the second half of the year onwards.
Professional racing driver and TV presenter Lance David Arnold also joins the team as project manager for the LMP programme.
Maik Rosenberg has raced with the team in various series for a decade and raced successfully on the Nordschleife last year in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup MR. With Donar Munding, the team has signed a talented young racer for the debut season in the Le Mans Cup, having been runner-up in the German Porsche Super Sports Cup in 2020.
Long-time BLACK FALCON drivers Mustafa Mehmet Kaya and Gabriele Piana will also be racing in the Le Mans Cup as the season progresses.
“After more than ten years in GT3 racing, we deliberately looked for a new challenge and found it in the form of the Le Mans Prototypes.” said Alexander Böhm, Managing Director and founder. “The vehicles in the LMP category are pure-bred racing cars designed on the drawing board and offer – especially due to their aerodynamic performance – top-level driving experience”.
“Although the LMP3 category lacks assistance systems such as ABS and power steering, the prototypes are up to five seconds faster per lap than GT3 cars on Grand Prix circuits. The LMP scene is booming at the moment and new, international applications join it every year. This is particularly attractive for our customers who want to pursue endurance racing at a high, international level”.
“After a test phase last winter, we are more than convinced of the LMP concept and have therefore decided on a long-term commitment that will spearhead our customer sports programme for the foreseeable future”.