Walkenhorst Motorsport’s Advan-liveried #34 BMW M4 GT3 running on Yokohama’s Advan A005 (dry) and A006 (wet) tyres claimed first place in Round 8 of the 2023 Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) on 23 September. Driven by Christian Krognes and Jakub Giermaziak, the team qualified fifth and took the lead around the race’s midpoint, widening the gap with the rest of the field before taking the checkered flag more than two minutes ahead of the second-place car.
Falken’s recently launched short film, ‘A Monument to the Art of Racing,’ has been nominated for the ‘Best Event Film’ prize at the International Motor Film Awards 2023. We’ll have to wait a month to find out whether the judging panel has chosen the Falken film – this year’s winners will be announced during a ceremony at Alexandra Palace in London on 21 September.
Two Goodyear associates based in Luxembourg have been killed in a vehicle incident at the Nürburgring on 9 August. Tyrepress understands from test industry sources that 39-year-old driver Christian Franck, a popular member of the tyre testing community and title-winning motorsport driver from Luxembourg, is one of the deceased. Goodyear told Tyrepress that it is assisting local authorities with their investigation into the incident. Goodyear representatives added that the company is “deeply saddened” that its associates had lost their lives and that its “immediate concern” is for the family, friends, and colleagues of its associates.
Yokohama Europe has invited journalists from across the continent to attend the launch of the Advan Sport EV V108 at the renowned Nurburgring racetrack in Germany. Yokohama launched the Geolandar CV 4S G061 crossover-oriented tyre at the same time. Meanwhile, the event also incorporated a celebration of the 45th anniversary of Yokohama’s flagship Advan brand.
Toyo Tires with Ring Racing had a successful outing in its recent visit to the Nordschleife, achieving a podium finish in the Nürburgring Langstrecken Series race. After qualifying fourth in their Toyota GR Supra GT4 EVO2023, Heiko Tönges took the start in car number 170, with Michael Tischner taking over for the middle stint and team principal Uwe Kleen bringing it home for the finish. The Toyota GR Supra was equipped with Nürburgring-soec Toyo Proxes Slicks.
Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing’s ‘Girls Only’ team displayed camaraderie, determination and spirit to finish the 51st ADAC TotalEnergies 24-hour Nürburgring endurance race with technical issues, no-fault crashes and technical problems all overcome. Heading into the weekend on a high, regular drivers Célia Martin, Fabienne Wohlwend, Pippa Mann and Beitzke Visser in the all-new G82 series BMW M4 GT4, supported by all-women pit and management crews, began at the very rear of the starting group due to a controversial technical offence.
Giti Tire has described its visit to the 51st ADAC TotalEnergies 24-hour Nürburgring race as “a huge weekend” for its motorsport division. The manufacturer is supporting its all-female racing team again and will ramp up its new brand building partnership with Sparco. This means that as well as participating in the event, Giti will have its broadest selection of marketing activities at the event. Stefan Brohs, marketing director – Europe for Giti Tire, promises a “full communication strategy” designed to launch the “Giti – Powered by Sparco” slogan for in-person and online viewers.
One of the most sensational motorsport spectacles of the year is heading to the starting grid: this year’s 24-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife will start on 20 May. Once again, the teal and blue race cars from Falken are entered for the race: two Porsche 911 GT3 R Type 992 cars aiming for victory.
Future visitors to the Nürburgring Nordschleife will see 87 metres of Nankang branding in the ‘Breidscheid’ area. The Taiwanese tyre maker has initially signed up as an advertising partner at the Nürburgring until the end of 2025.
Toyo Tire Corporation is partnering with Ring Racing to participate in the Nürburgring 24 Hours (The ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring), which will take place from 18-21 May 2023, and the Nürburgring Endurance Series (Nürburgring Langstrecken Serie), a year-long series competition that is to open on 17 March 2023.
Falken Motorsports will debut the future successor to its well-known Porsche 911 GT3 R at the upcoming Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) race. It will field this latest car, which is based on Porsche’s 992 model, in an eye-catching ‘Erlkönig’ livery.
Falken Motorsports is revelling in a successful inaugural NLS 12-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, with Joel Eriksson, Sven Müller, Jaxon Evans and Alessio Picariello bringing Falken’s #3 Porsche 911 GT3 R across the line in first place. Teammates Ayhancan Güven, Côme Ledogar, Klaus Bachler and Martin Ragginger finished last weekend’s race sixth in their #4 car.
After a two-year break, the 35th ADAC Truck Grand Prix is taking place from 15 to 17 July, 2022 at the Nürburgring. In addition to exciting races, stunt shows and show acts, a large industrial fair will be held away from the world-famous racetrack in the exhibition park, where Hella, the internationally positioned lighting and electronics specialist, and part of the FORVIA Group of Companies, will also be represented. Besides LED driving lamps, such as the Luminator LED and the Jumbo LED, Hella will be showing a brand new and award-winning product highlight, the Hella Black Magic LED.
The #33 Falken Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R finished ninth overall, the highest-placed Porsche in a 135-car field, at the 50th ADAC TotalEnergies 24h race at Nürburgring. Around 230,000 fans were there for the august circuit’s season centrepiece event, which is an annual landmark for the Sumitomo Rubber Industries global flagship tyre brand.
The legendary Nürburgring 24 Hours is one of the highlights of the endurance season for motorsport fans all over the world. This weekend (26th to 29th May) sees the 50th staging of the classic race, which will feature a MINI John Cooper Works for the first time for ten years. The race car, based on the cult British car and run by the Bulldog Racing team, will be supported by Hankook with the high-end Ventus Race tyre, which has proven itself in numerous endurance races.