Dated: 27 January 2011
Falken to Race in Porsche 911 GT3 R
The Falken Motorsport Team has raced in the Nurburgring 24 Hour race on many occasions in the past.
This year they have strongly signalled their desire to do well with the announcement that they are going to compete in a GT3 R specification Porsche 911.
With no drivers named yet, it is understood that Falken are looking for talented individuals with extensive Nurburgring experience.
The decision to switch to the Porsche is a well thought out move by the high performance tyre manufacturer. Especially when you consider the fact that in the 2010 Long Distance Championship held at the same track as the Nurburgring 24 Hour race – the Nordschleife – nine of the ten races were won by the Porsche 911 GT3 R.
Satoru Ushida, the Falken’s Managing Director, said “with Falken High Performance Tyres and Porsche, two premium motorsport brands are coming together. This comes at a time when we are increasing our commitment in Europe, with an intention to expand further.
“It is our aim to improve our race results from the past. Last year we achieved 12th place overall and 3rd place in the SP7 class and put our performance to the test at the highest level.”
One of the main benefits for competing in the race for Falken – aside from the thrill of competition – is the fact that it acts as an excellent testing ground for the next generation of Falken tyres.