Linkin Park and Mercedes-AMG rock the track.
Two Stages – One Passion.
The Linkin Park GT3 is the second joint project as part of the “Two Stages – One Passion” cooperation between Mercedes-AMG and Linkin Park. The band had already contributed their song “Papercut” to the world première of the new Mercedes-AMG GT R in late June, providing the fitting sound for the international campaign. The design of the Linkin Park GT3 with race number #00 was penned by DJ Joe Hahn. The car sports a striking red-black colour scheme on a silver base.
The Linkin Park logo is dominantly displayed on the long bonnet, showing the musicians’ enthusiasm for motorsport.
Perfection and passion.
“As an artist, being able to design a car as exquisite as the Mercedes-AMG GT3 was an amazing experience,” said Joe Hahn. “It’s also a dream come true to see it in action on the track.” Tobias Moers, chief executive officer of Mercedes-AMG, added: “Apart from performance, important elements of our brand also include values such as perfection and passion. We did justice to these values in every respect with the historical fourfold victory at the 24 hour race at the Nürburgring.
And with the vehicle designed by Linkin Park for the 24 hour race in Spa, we are also underlining the progressivity of Mercedes-AMG.” Eight Mercedes-AMG GT3 cars in all compete in the 24-hour race on the “Ardennes Roller-Coaster” in Spa-Francorchamps. Apart from three vehicles of the BLACK FALCON Team, the HTP Motorsport Team also has three GT3 cars in the race. The field of AMG cars is rounded off by two vehicles of the French AKKA ASP Team.
Big car and AMG fans.
Three of the band members, Chester Bennington, Dave Farrell and Joe Hahn are big car and AMG fans, and did not want to miss the opportunity to personally present the vehicle designed specifically for the motorsport classic in Spa to the crowd of racing enthusiasts. They even had the privilege of waving the start flag in Spa and frenetically cheered on the Mercedes-AMG driven by Yelmer Buurman (NED), Maro Engel (GER) and Bernd Schneider (GER) from the garage of the BLACK FALCON AMG Team.