Falken wins a place on the podium at Grenzlandrennen VLN race
Falken has returned to the Nürburgring podium at the 40th RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen, with the tyre brand’s Falken Motorsport team’s Porsche 911 GT3 R, driven by Martin Ragginger and Klaus Bachler following up victory for the BMW in July. In changeable weather conditions familiar to the Eifel region Ragginger/Bachler brought the Porsche over the line in third place at the second VLN Endurance Championship race of the season at the circuit.
A dry spell at the end of the qualifying sessions allowed Ragginger and Bachler to exploit the potential of their Falken slicks, despite heavy traffic on the circuit and yellow flags to finish in seventh place.
The four-hour race started in mixed conditions. While the first few kilometres took place on a dry track, rain soon followed along other sections of the Nordschleife. The Falken Porsche succeeded in making up several places and worked its way forward to third from the front during the succeeding lap.
As the rain repeatedly fell, the right choice of tyre and the driver’s skill became increasingly critical, and Falken’s team management and tyre selection helped bring the Porsche back within spitting distance of the leaders – all sparring it out within only a few seconds of each other.