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Falken’s James Deane secures Formula Drift triple

Falken’s James Deane secures Formula Drift triple

23rd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken drift driver James Deane claimed his third Formula Drift Pro title at Irwindale Speedway, California, on 19 October 2019. The 28-year-old Irishman joined the series in 2017 and has won every year since, making him the first person in Formula Drift history to win three consecutive titles.

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Falken to reveal new efficient passenger car tyre at Equip Auto

Falken to reveal new efficient passenger car tyre at Equip Auto

1st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken (Booth 3J 081) will unveil the successor to its popular SN832 tyre at Equip Auto in Paris on 15 October 2019. With an emphasis on all-round efficiency, the new Sincera SN110 Ecorun will be the centrepiece of the tyre manufacturer’s display alongside its expanding range of car, light commercial and truck and bus tyres.

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Falken tyres OE on Audi Q3

Falken tyres OE on Audi Q3

19th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The Audi Q3 is the latest vehicle to be factory-fitted with Falken tyres. The compact SUV will be fitted with the Falken Ziex ZE914 A EC AO pattern in size 215/65R17 99V. Commenting on Audi’s selection of the tyre, Christian Stolting, key OE account manager at Falken Tyre Europe GmbH, said: “The Audi engineers’ decision highlights once again the excellent quality and the capability of our tyres.”   

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Falken sponsors Audi Nines event

Falken sponsors Audi Nines event

18th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken has sponsored the Audi Nines mountain bike event for the second time. The Audi Nines held its winter sports equivalent in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Austria, at the end of April. Nearly 4,000 spectators experienced the spectacle live at the Ellweiler quarry near Birkenfeld last Saturday. 28 of the world’s best mountain bikers from eleven nations gathered there to spend a week producing film and media content in a spectacular setting, with a public contest day as the crowning finish to a successful weekend.

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Falken backing 18 football clubs in 7 countries

Falken backing 18 football clubs in 7 countries

16th August 2019 | 0 Comments

During the 2019-2020 season Falken is on the books at 18 clubs in Germany, England, France, Italy, Poland, Spain and - for the first time - Belgium.

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Football: Falken signs up as Borussia Mönchengladbach sponsor

Football: Falken signs up as Borussia Mönchengladbach sponsor

16th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Germany’s Borussia Mönchengladbach has a new premium partner and official tyre partner for the 2019-20 season. The football club, which finished fifth in the Bundesliga last season, is now working together with Falken.

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Tyre energy to power vehicle electronics

Tyre energy to power vehicle electronics

24th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Solar panels and wind turbines move aside, there’s a new source of electricity in town. It’s none other than the trusty tyre.

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Falken celebrates 20 years at the Nürburgring

Falken celebrates 20 years at the Nürburgring

5th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken Tyres celebrated 20 years at the Nürburgring with sponsorship of the ADAC TOTAL 24-Hour Race (N24), held on 22-23 June 2019. The Sumitomo Rubber Industries brand’s team, run by Sven Schnabl, now fields two cars at the event, and in the VLN Endurance Championship. The UK’s Peter Dumbreck and Swiss driver Alexandre Imperatori drove the BMW M6 GT3 alongside BMW factory drivers Stef Dusseldorp and Jens Klingmann to claim an excellent sixth place finish, having started 31st on the grid, while the new Porsche 911 GT3R, driven by Austrian duo Martin Ragginger and Klaus Bachler supported by Porsche factory drivers Dirk Werner and Jörg Bergmeister, finished the race in 21st, having suffered an off that put paid to its chances of a top-ten finish. Falken also supplied racing tyres to Subaru Tecnica International’s WRX STI. Tyres & Accessories took the opportunity to catch up with Falken Tyre Europe’s new chief operating officer and president, Markus Bögner, on what is probably the rising company’s most important weekend of the year.

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2018 a ‘turning point’ for Falken – Bögner

2018 a ‘turning point’ for Falken – Bögner

26th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Markus Bögner, COO and president, Falken Tyre Europe, has told Tyres & Accessories that the brand reached a “turning point” in 2018, marked by “strong sales in an increasingly competitive market, with volumes exceeding expectations.” He said that the “Falken brand has become a genuine player in the premium tyre field, with OE sales continuing to grow over the past two to three years, particularly with premium manufacturers.

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Falken celebrating 20 years at Nürburgring

Falken celebrating 20 years at Nürburgring

21st June 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken Tyres is marking 20 years at the Nürburgring with sponsorship of the ADAC TOTAL 24-Hour Race (22-23 June 2019). The Sumitomo Rubber Industries brand is hosting more than 400 tyre retailers and almost 50 journalists from all key European markets at the "Grüne Hölle", the oldest and most famous part of the Nürburgring racetrack.

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Tyre makers ready for Nürburgring 24-Hour Race

Tyre makers ready for Nürburgring 24-Hour Race

21st June 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s 24-Hour Race time. Falken Tyres is returning to the Nürburgring this weekend with a tried and tested line-up, while Yokohama Rubber and Giti Tire are each supplying tyres to four cars competing in the 47th Nürburgring 24-Hour Race (ADAC Total 24h-Rennen). Dunlop has a major presence and says it is well prepared for the race, which it views as the “third chapter” in its “June motorsport trilogy” after the Isle of Man TT and Le Mans 24h. Michelin reports that “nine of the ten fastest teams” will race on its tyres.

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Falken OE on Jeep Gladiator in US

Falken OE on Jeep Gladiator in US

10th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Following Falken Tires’ recent selection as an original equipment (OE) supplier for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Falken tyres will also be OE on the 2020 Jeep Gladiator mid-sized pickup truck.

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Falken Azenis FK510 wins Porsche Macan approval

Falken Azenis FK510 wins Porsche Macan approval

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken has won original equipment approval from Porsche, demonstrating the increasing premiumisation of the Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ brand. Falken is supplying the current generation of the Porsche Macan with the SUV version of the Falken Azenis FK510 in sizes 235/60R18 and 255/55R18. The tyres are rated W for speed (up to 270 km/h) and have load indexes of 103 and 105 respectively.

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Falken hybrid and electric vehicle tech on show at E-Mobility Days Munich

Falken hybrid and electric vehicle tech on show at E-Mobility Days Munich

9th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken has showcased its latest technology to support alternatively fuelled vehicles, led by its new Ecorun AA tyre for hybrids, at the inaugural E-Mobility Days Munich event (3-4 May 2019). The two-day programme of activities included specialist lectures on electric mobility, the opportunity to test drive electric vehicles and visit the laboratories of Bundeswehr University, where alternative drive technologies are being researched. Falken also sponsored the event.

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Falken supports Audi Nines skiing, snowboarding event in Austria

Falken supports Audi Nines skiing, snowboarding event in Austria

26th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken Tyres will support the Audi Nines international freeskiing and snowboarding event as its presenting partner when the event returns in Sölden and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. Austria. Falken will host twenty corporate guests at the exhilarating snow weekend.

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