Falken Victory at Watkins Glen

Victory in the US for Falken Tyres' Porsche in TUSC

After a dramatic and exciting battle in challenging and wet conditions at Sahlen's six hour race at Watkins Glen, Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers secured the GTLM class victory in their Porsche running on Falken tyres.

The severity of the adverse race conditions meant the race in upstate New York was repeatedly interrupted by safety car periods as well as a race stoppage that brought all the cars back to the pits. 

Falken’s strategy and a trouble-free run meant the team could secure the win in the Porsche 991 despite a last-minute fuel scare, running very low on fuel near the end of the race.

The victory means the Japanese tyre manufacturer has won at least one race in either the American Le Mans Series or TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in each of the last five years.

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About Falken Tyre Europe

The Falken Tyre Europe GmbH is the European affiliate of the Japanese tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., with about 23,000 employees it's the seventh largest tyre manufacturer worldwide. From its location in Offenbach/Main, the company markets and sells a complete tyre portfolio for passenger cars, trucks, pick-ups and SUVs as original equipment and for the entire European retrofitting market. All Falken products comply with the ISO standards 9001 and 14001. Developed and tested in the world’s most demanding racing series, the Falken tyres provide the maximum of individual driving enjoyment – at outstanding value for money. Further information under: http://www.falken-europe.com

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About Falken Tyre Europe The Falken Tyre Europe GmbH is the European affiliate of the Japanese tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., with about 30,000 employees it's the sixth largest tyre manufacturer worldwide. In 2001 and 2014 SRI was selected to appear in Thomson Reuters’ “Top 100 Global Investors” list of the world’s most innovative companies. From its location in Offenbach/Main, the company markets and sells a complete tyre portfolio for passenger cars, trucks, pick-ups and SUVs as original equipment and for the entire European retrofitting market. All Falken products comply with the ISO standards 9001, 16949 and 14001. Developed and tested in the world’s most demanding racing series, the Falken tyres provide the maximum of individual driving enjoyment – at outstanding value for money. Further information under: http://www.falkentyre.com

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