Christodoulou makes positive start to Blancpain season in Monza

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Adam Christodoulou made a strong impression on the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup in Monza as the Black Falcon driver came away with a top six finish in class.

With 57 GT3 cars on a very busy grid, the weekend would largely be determined by qualifying, in particular the third session when the track is at its best. However, after positive sessions for team-mates Hubert Haupt and Andreas Simonsen, Christodoulou was left frustrated when he got in for Q3, as continual traffic left the no. 57 Mercedes-AMG GT3 mired in 19th place.

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Another top five for Christodoulou in Nürburgring 24 Qualifying Race

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Christodoulou’s fourth fastest time in qualifying ensures the car will be in the top 30 shootout for the Nürburgring 24 Hours.

Adam Christodoulou collected fifth place in the Nürburgring 24 Hours Qualifying Race as AMG-Team Black Falcon continued to build towards the 24 Hours on May 28-29.

Sharing with regular VLN team-mates Maro Engel, Bernd Schneider and Manuel Metzger, the 26-year-old Briton came home fifth out of 22 SP9 entries in the 6 hour prelude, as the new Mercedes-AMG GT3 swept first and second positions.

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Podium Finish  for Christodoulou in Mercedes-AMG VLN Season Opener

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Third place for AMG driver Christodoulou in VLN season opener.

Adam Christodoulou marked his first race as an official AMG Driver with a podium in the first VLN meeting of the year.

The event drew a healthy field of 174 competitors with 30 SP9 GT3 entries, and was the first held since speed restrictions on the Döttinger Höhe were lifted and the crest at Flugplatz re-profiled. However, unseasonal snow in the Eiffel Mountains and several lengthy red flag periods meant the 26-year-old Briton completed very little pre-event testing in his new AMG-Team Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3, putting him on the back foot ahead of qualifying.

Even with the combined experience of team-mates Bernd Schneider, Maro Engel and Manuel Metzger, deciding on the optimal setup would prove a dilemma, so a laptime of 8:10.88s – enough for eighth on the grid and seventh in class – constituted a good result under the circumstances.

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