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Falken to field Porsche and BMW at this month's Nürburgring 24 Hours
Old 12 May 2017 08:53
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At this month's
Nürburgring 24 Hours Falken will line up on the grid with not one, but two racing cars from premium German manufacturers. It will again field its Porsche 911 GT3 R (Type 991), which simultaneously scooped the title of fastest Porsche in the 24h-Race on Nürburgring in 2016 alongside a BMW M6 GT3.
Falken has entered both cars in various VLN endurance races ahead of the
legendary 24h-Race on Nürburgring. The situation of a team competing with two different but current GT3 vehicle marques is unusual, but serves to confirm the depth of experience of Falken’s tyre engineers and the wide-ranging performance of the tyres. Falken’s long-term partner, Schnabl Engineering, will continue to supervise and support the two vehicles throughout the season.

The BMW will be in the hands of the two Falken racers Peter Dumbreck – this year celebrating ten years as part of the Falken team – and Alexandre Imperatori. The team will be supported by Marco Seefried and Stef Dusseldorp on the BMW factory side. Battling it out for top place at the wheel of the Porsche will be Falken driver Martin Ragginger plus Porsche works drivers Jörg Bergmeister, Dirk Werner and Laurens Vanthoor.

BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt says: “We are very happy to be working with Falken Motorsport and have this well-established team compete with a BMW M6 GT3. In 2016, the race car was able to prove its great potential on the Nürburgring Nordschleife and it is clear that this is a very appealing model for our customers. We hope that we can celebrate success together this season in the ‘Green Hell’.”

“To keep pace with the ongoing development and advancement of the Falken brand, our next milestone will be our partnership with two iconic sports car manufacturers in the toughest race in the world. In tests, our tyres have already demonstrated their superb performance on both vehicles. Now we’re adding the element of competition by fielding the two cars in motorsports events, and look forward to exciting clashes between Porsche and BMW – both fitted with virtually identical Falken tyres,” explains Stephan Cimbal, Head of Marketing at Falken Tyre Europe. “In our campaign, entitled ‘Masters of Excitement’, we will activate the media
attraction of this Falken battle throughout the world.”
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