Winning the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup titles six weeks after the season finale is a “well-deserved reward” for Black Falcon, according to its team principal Sean Paul Breslin.
The German team finished in the lead on track in the season finale at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in September but was stripped of its win following post-race scrutineering.
The team appealed the decision, which was eventually reversed last week, confirming Black Falcon as teams’ champion and giving the drivers’ title to Maro Engel, Yelmer Buurman and Luca Stolz.
“Winning the team and driver championship is the well-deserved reward for a flawless season at the highest level and the many years of work by the entire team,” commented Breslin.
“Already on site in Barcelona, we made it clear to the organizer that the adhesive tape in question by the technicians is only for securing purposes and does not provide any performance advantage.
“The judgement of the court has now confirmed our statements.
“The whole team worked hard for this success and was rewarded with the first overall victory in the Blancpain GT Series in the company’s history at Barcelona.”
Raffaele Marciello became provisional Endurance Cup champion during the appeal process, but lost the title when Black Falcon’s drivers were reinstated, denying him the chance of becoming triple champion along with his Sprint Cup and combined titles.
He praised the Black Faclon drivers on Twitter, saying: “Not sad at all!” and “The important thing is that Mercedes-AMG won the championship.”