SLS AMG GT3 Models Fill Podium at Zandvoort 12-Hour Race

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After finishing the 2013 racing season with no less than four titles, 38 victories and eight endurance races beaten, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Customer Racing cars have continued the string of notable successes this year as well.
Their latest feat is a fantastic 1-2-3 finish at the 12-hour race of Zandvoort, with the German team Car Collection Motorsport arriving in first place, followed by a SLS AMG GT3 from Swiss team Hofor Racing and a second SLS AMG GT3 from Car Collection Motorsport.

In other words, the entire podium was filled with the racing version of the modern Gullwing, a racecar that has already made history since it was launched at the end of 2010 in various motorsport championships.

The winning car at Zandvoort had start number 33 and was driven by Peter Schmidt, Christian Bracke, Mirco Schultis and Renger van der Zande, who crossed the finish line after 330 laps on the former Formula One track in the Dutch sand dunes.

“A success and two cars on the podium is definitely more than we had expected! Today’s success makes us feel very proud. And even more, because it is our first overall win ever in a race with the SLS AMG GT3. I want to thank everybody in the team for the great performance and AMG Customer Sports for the great support!” said Peter Schmidt, team manager and driver Car Collection Motorsport.

Five Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 racing cars started the endurance race at Zandvoort, with four of them managing to finish, three of which on the podium. The fifth car – from GDL Racing – had to retire five and half hours into the race because of a collision.
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