Dated: 01 March 2011
Falken Motorsport Team Confirm Nurburgring Appearances
As part of their 2011 racing campaign, the Falken Motorsport Team confirmed this week that they will be participating in five race events at the world famous Nurburgring.
The team is itching to get to their first VLN long distance race at the start of April as it will give them a chance to use the new "company car" – a Porsche 911 GT3 R.
Falken have said they plan to use the the preceding VLN rounds to test and refine their race tyres for one of the world’s most challenging circuits.
Satoru Ushida, Falken’s Marketing Director was recently quoted in a press release saying, "we have been closely associated with the Nurburgring as both a sponsor and competitor in the 24h race since 1999.
"The name of the Nurburgring's Nordschleife resounds in the ears of motor sports fans all over the world. We are proud that, using our expertise and experience of this demanding track, our tyres are truly at home at a venue that is a benchmark for race and road performance.
“Experience gained at the VLN races is a key part of our extensive preparations for the 24h race and our ongoing tyre development."
The Falken Motorsport’s Team Schedule at the Nurburgring is as follows:
- 1-2 April 2011:
- VLN / ADAC Westfalenfahrt
- 27-28 May 2011:
- VLN / ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup
- 23-26 June 2011:
- ADAC Zurich 24h Race
- 29-30 July 2011:
- VLN / DMV Grenzlandrennen
- 14-15 October 2011:
- VLN / DMV 250-Mile Race