Another high-class motorsport team feeling the pinch of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Team Black Falcon have not long announced that they will no longer represent Mercedes AMG at the Nurburgring 24 hours in September but also not run any pro class entries in the VLN as well as the GT World Challenge.
The Team has already tasted success this year in the extremely shortened version of the Duabi 24 hours that was reduced to 7 hours due to Heavy rain and flooding of the circuit. As the world looks to phase back to normality during this pandemic Black falcon look to scale back their operations.
They will continue to run in the Creventic races with GT3 and GT4 as well to continue their Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland.
Black Falcon managing director Alexander Böhm: “The last three months were by far the most difficult in the team’s 15-year history. The ban on events affects almost all of our business areas and is currently causing sales losses of over 90%. We have therefore decided to withdraw from professional GT3 sport until at least the end of 2021, i.e. to do without factory-supported assignments with professional drivers. This was a purely mental decision and unfortunately unavoidable for the economic security of Black Falcon”.
The News comes as it is announced that Hubert Haupt will run his own team under the name HRT. Sean Breslin (Former Black Facon Team Manager) will join forces with Haupt and oversee the project.
New Head of Motorsport Timo Frings will spearhead all customer sport programmes going forward with the Black Falcon squad. Moving away from Pro GT3 will open up more expansion with customer efforts mainly in Germany and the rest of Europe also pushing towards the USA and the Middle East as the winter months take over.