Linkin Park has revelead their own design for the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of the AMG-Team Black Falcon at the 24-hour race in Spa, where Mercedes-AMG got up on the podium after a race that brought chills down the spine of the spectators. The car was exclusively made for the classic endurance race.
Two months after the historic quadruple victory by Mercedes-AMG in the Nürburgring 24-hour race, the next endurance racing classic developed in Spa.
Linkin Park went to Belgium to watch part of the race with their own eyes and to show the car that they’ve created, before heading back to the recording studio, where they are working on a new album.
It seems their presence did not help much. After the 1-2-3-4 brilliant finish in Nürburgring, the Mercedes-AMG squad had to resort to a P2 in Spa, after having to face a rainstorm on the racetrack and penalties.
The #88 Mercedes-AMG GT3 run by AMG-Team AKKA ASP with Felix Rosenqvist (SWE), Tristan Vautier (FRA) and Renger van der Zande (NED) secured second place in a high-class GT3 field. Onboard car number 86, Maximilian Götz (GER), Thomas Jäger (GER) and Gary Paffett (GBR) finished the race in fifth place for AMG-Team HTP Motorsport. The team’s sister car also made it into the top ten: sixth place for the #84 with Dominik Baumann (AUT), Maximilian Buhk (GER) and Jazeman Jaafar (MAS). All eight Mercedes-AMG GT3 were classified in the classic race at the ‘Ardennes roller coaster’ circuit.
To make it stand out in the racing crowd, the California-based rock band put their name on the rear wing of the car and on the sides. They also posted one of their famous lyrics “In the end” (“Nothing really matters”) on the rear side of the racer.
It’s not the first time when Linkin Park approaches the performance brand. Last year, the rock band also made the soundtrack of the Mercedes-AMG C63 promotional video. This past winter, the band members joined the Mercedes-AMG Driving Academy in Sweden.