FALKEN’s Team Performance Convinces At 24h Race

FALKEN offered a solid team performance at the Nürburgring's ADAC 24h Race under the harshest weather conditions imaginable. Once again, the race proved to be a brutal beat-ing for automotive materials in which both FALKEN vehicles finished among the top-15 competitors. Sven Müller already provided for a first magical moment during qualifying: in the prestig-ious top-30 qualifying stage, the Porsche works driver completed the Nürburgring Nordschleife under optimal track conditions in just 8:09.522 minutes. With that, he se-cured himself and his team colleagues Klaus Bachler, Martin Ragginger and Dirk Werner an excellent second starting place. The BMW quartet consisting of Peter Dumbreck, Stef Dusseldorp, Alexandre Imperatori and Jens Klingmann needed 8:13.963 minutes for the Nordschleife and started in 21st po-sition. As dusk fell and the evening progressed, the FALKEN Porsche continued to manoeuvre within striking distance of the leaders, until, at around two o'clock in the morning, the Eifel sky opened the flood gates. The hours that followed demanded the drivers' entire expertise under extremely slippery track conditions. While some of the stretches repeat-edly dried off, the asphalt of others remained waterlogged. Three-and-a-half hours before the 24-hour deadline, the race also had to be suspended for around one-and-a-half hours due to thick fog. After 24 hours, both FALKEN vehicles completed the race among the top-15 finishers: clos-ing driver, Sven Müller, finished in ninth place in the FALKEN Porsche 911 GT3 R, while Peter Dumbreck achieved fifteenth place in the FALKEN BMW M6 GT3. Action was also to be found off the race track where FALKEN – which served as one of the 24h Race's principal sponsors – was offering fans diversity and great entertainment e.g. in the form of the FALKEN Drift Show and Drift taxi rides. FALKEN grid girls not only captured the attention of fans and drivers on the starting grid, but also in the paddock where they repeatedly provided for “selfie alarms" and considerable attention. Over 400 customers and journalists from every European market were FALKEN's guests at the Nürburgring. They enjoyed a wide range of hospitalities offering an exhilarating week-end with motor sports made tangible.