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Black Falcon to Support Mental Health Charity at 24H Spa

Black Falcon to support mental health charity honoring Chester Bennington at 24H Spa…

Photo: Mercedes-AMG

Mercedes-AMG Team Black Falcon will carry the livery of Talinda Bennington’s 320 Changes Direction mental health awareness charity at the Total 24 Hours of Spa later this month.

The color scheme will be featured on the No. 4 Mercedes-AMG GT3, driven by Maro Engel, Yelmer Buurman and Luca Stolz.

The charity was founded by Talinda Bennington in honor of her husband Chester, the Linkin Park frontman who took his own life last year.

It aims to help friends and family members to support “the people in their lives who are suffering emotionally.”

Linkin Park has had a marketing promotion with AMG which included the band members designing a Black Falcon livery for the Belgian endurance race two years ago while Bennington served as grand marshal.

Black Falcon’s cars carried stickers at Spa last year in memory of Bennington, just days after he passed away.

Engel also ran a similar livery in the colors of Linkin Park and the 320 Changes Direction project at the Macau FIA GT World Cup in November.

Barwell, AKKA ASP to Run Special Liveries at Spa

Several other teams are set to run unique color schemes for the Blancpain GT Series and Intercontinental GT Challenge centerpiece, including Barwell Motorsport and AKKA ASP.

Barwell’s livery design competition for its No. 77 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 was won by Kerry Hayes whose entry features a celebration of the race’s 70th edition.

Hayes, from Richwood, Ky., painted the blue and black color scheme in Forza Motorsport 7.

The car will be driven by Leo Matchiski, Adrian Amstutz, Richard Abra and Patrick Kujala in the Am Cup.

AKKA ASP has also revealed a special livery for its No. 88 works-backed Mercedes piloted by Raffaele Marciello, Tristan Vautier and Daniel Juncadella.

It will carry an orange and black design to promote Race Scout, an application launched by Mercedes-AMG earlier this year to connect drivers and teams.

It replaces the blue and white Sofina color scheme that the car has carried since Spa last year.

Photo: Barwell Motorsport

Photo: Mercedes-AMG

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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