With three SLS AMG GT3 the Team Black Falcon from Kelberg will try to win the Championship in the Long Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring (VLN). The cars are equipped with YOKOHAMA Slicks ADVAN A005 and Raintyres ADVAN A006. The regular drivers Kenneth Heyer and Andrii Lebed are joined by other national and international well known names such as Jeroen Bleekemolen, Thomas Jäger, Ralf Schall, Jan Seyffarth and Hannes Plesse. Additional to that, Vimal Mehta and Sean Breslin will drive a SLS AMG as a GT3 customer's vehicle.
To be successful with this world-class driver line-up and the new Race-Car from Mercedes-AMG, with which they could celebrate one VLN overall victory already in 2010, it needs also strong partners. Since years Yokohama supports the team from Kelberg as Tyre supplier, so also in this season and this was the absolutely right decision.
A perfect start into the VLN 2011 season reached the team Heyer, Bleekemolen, Seyffarth and Jäger last weekend at the 58th Westfalenfahrt of ADAC - the third place in the overall ranking and the victory in the group of "VLN Specials". Additional to that, the Mercedes SLS AMG was the best GT3 vehicle in the field and marked the highest individual score of the day for YOKOHAMA and Black Falcon. The second SLS AMG GT3 with Schall, Lebed and Plesse finished as number seven still in the top ten and the third SLS, the Black Falcon customer car reached the top 20 of the VLN Race.