Falken confirms 2015 VLN and Nürburgring campaign
Continuity for 2015 as team retains drivers and Porsche 997 GT3 R
Japanese tyre manufacturer, Falken Tyre Europe continues its motorsport campaign with the proven Porsche 911 GT3 R racing the Nordschleife once again in 2015. Peter Dumbreck, Wolf Henzler, Alexandre Imperatori and Martin Ragginger will again contend selected races of the VLN Championship along with the legendary ADAC 24 hour race.
Falken Motorsport’s history with the Nürburgring dates back to the 1990s, with drivers such as Dumbreck who has already completed eight Nürburging 24 hour races with the team; this rich history is set to continue for 2015. The ADAC 24 hour race remains a highlight of the season, where last year the team took fourth place, its highest finish, with the car covering an astonishing 3,985km without any issue.
The team will aim to improve on this finish at the 2015 event (14th-17thMay) by continuing to run the reliable Porsche 911 GT3 R that the team has four years of experience with. “Our strength is our team spirit, good tyres, top drivers, a great pit crew, engineers who are on the ball and a proven car,” highlights team manager Sven Schnabl, “we can still deliver a strong result with this car.”
As well as the ADAC 24 hour race, the team will also compete in selected races of the VLN Endurance Championship, all of which are based on the iconic 25km Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.
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About FALKEN Tyres Europe:
The technology and development of Falken High Performance Tyres and their driving characteristics have for many years been derived from motorsport, most recently its participation in the American Le Mans Series and Nürburgring 24 Hours. Tyre technologies developed on track are often transferred to the road, offering improvements in wet and dry grip, efficiency, feeling and control.
Falken is a brand of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Japan, with European headquarters in Frankfurt. In Europe, Falken has aggressively expanded its product range, launching new products in new sectors and niches across Europe. Falken’s current products range from the track-inspired AZENIS series including the latest FK453 flagship through to the efficient and innovative ZE914 and the rugged all-terrain WildPeak A/T and cold weather EUROWINTER HS449.