Podium for Falken Motorsports Nürburgring 24 Hours

Outstanding third place for Porsche team running on Falken Tyres

Japanese tyre manufacturer Falken Tyres achieved its first podium at the 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hours. Drivers Peter Dumbreck, Martin Ragginger, Alex Imperatori and Wolf Henzler guided the team’s Porsche 997 GT3 R from 19thon the grid to a podium slot, improving on its fourth place finish in 2014.

“We are ecstatic with this result,” says Falken Europe’s marketing and sales director Markus Bögner. “Thanks to the performance of team, drivers and tyres, we achieved our goal of a podium.”

“After fourth place last year, there was an expectation to improve on this,” says driver Peter Dumbreck. “The changing weather, with light rain in the night, made the track very slippery with a lot of cars going off but the Falken team led by Sven Schnabl made the right tyre choices and the Falken rubber performed superbly in these tricky conditions to make the difference. Everyone did a fantastic job, the car ran smoothly with just routine stops and we could get the podium we all hoped for.”

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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 the sixth 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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