Bri­ton Adam Christodoulou helps Black Fal­con Mercedes team to Nur­bur­gring 24H vic­tory

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Bri­ton Adam Christodoulou helped the Black Fal­con Mercedes team to Nur­bur­gring 24 Hours vic­tory af­ter a last-lap bat­tle.

Maro En­gel was at the wheel of the num­ber 4 Mercedes AMG GT3 when he man­aged to pass the sim­i­lar Htp-run car of Chris­tian Ho­henadel on the fi­nal tour.

De­spite then mak­ing slight con­tact with a back­marker as he pulled clear, En­gel held on to se­cure the win for him­self and Black Fal­con team-mates Christodoulou, Bernd Sch­nei­der and Manuel Met­zger. The win­ning mar­gin of 5.597s was the clos­est in the his­tory of the race.

“We just won the big­gest race of my life,” said Christodoulou. “I think I screamed so loud on that last lap that I lost my voice. I’m speech­less. Huge thanks to ev­ery­body in­volved.”

Mercedes locked out the top four spots, with the Haribo AMG GT of Uwe Alzen, Lance David Arnold, Max­i­m­il­ian Gotz and Jan Seyf­farth tak­ing third place be­hind Ho­henadel, Chris­tian Vi­etoris, Marco Seefried and Renger van der Zande.

The race was red-flagged for more than an hour on Satur­day due to cars be­ing stranded out on track af­ter a vi­o­lent hail­storm.

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