As we announced last week, the Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 made its race track debut this past weekend in the VLN Endurance Championship at Nurburgring. While everyone expected this to be a great event, it didn’t have such a joyous end for the SLS GT3.
The car, driven by Bernd Schneider, went out of control and crashed into a Corvette driven by Christian Hohenadel. Bernd Schneider, five-time DTM Champion and now an AMG brand ambassador, was behind the wheel at the start. Schneider was already in second place by the first bend, however contact with the leading car on the second bend caused him to spin and collide with the following car. After a 25-minute break for repairs, Bernd Schneider returned to the race three laps behind the leaders, and was able to hold his own without problems in the lineup of GT3 cars. However, it only finished in the 91st position. Not exactly the type of debut Mercedes had in mind.
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