Excellent reporting from Marshall Pruett at Racer.com about the Mercedes GT3 program in the United States here. They expect to have a factory car at the IMSA November test at Daytona, but are prioritizing customers who put in orders first. They hope to show the car to prospective customers at the test. At this point, prospects for an appearance at the Rolex 24 in January is uncertain. Mercedes still needs to navigate IMSA’s “partner” program, but it sounds like production delays and a full order book are more likely to be the culprit if there is no Mercedes on the grid at Daytona. Mercedes does expect to be on the grid at the Dubai 24 hours. For those attending the Nurburgring 24 in May, you’re in for a treat with lots of new cars.
Canon 5D Mark III, 24mm, ISO200, 1/100 sec, f/4 May 16, 2015 Nurburgring 24 hours weekend, Mercedes AMG Display tent GT3 prototype