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.
The Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing team returns to the Nürburgring 24-Hour on 26-29 May seeking to defend its class victory in the powerful SP8 category in 2021. The trailblazing #gitiracing all-female team will compete in a new BMW M4 GT4, one of four taking to the grid for Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing. The team is celebrating its sixth straight year at legendary Nordschleife and the fourth with the pioneering ‘Girls Only – Ready to Rock the Green Hell’ crew. All cars will run on the GitiCompete GTR1 tyre, part of Giti’s comprehensive global motorsport portfolio. This year marks a milestone for the event too; it is the 50th ADAC TOTAL 24h Race.
‘This Is Your Return to The Ring’ is the title of Falken Tyres’ latest Nürburgring 24-hour race film. Its release this past weekend coincided with the qualifying races for the main 24-hour race that will place at the end of May.
Those of you in London and the south of England are advised to look upwards next week, for the Goodyear Blimp is returning to our skies. Goodyear tells us that the Blimp will be above London and the surrounding areas on 11 and 12 May. From there, the icon will travel to Brands Hatch for the second round of the British Touring Car Championship on 14 and 15 May, where it will provide aerial coverage of the race.
Falken’s teal and blue livery will return to the ‘Green Hell’ again for the 2022 season, with Falken Motorsports announcing that it will send two Porsche 911 GT3 R and a stable of eight drivers to the Nordschleife for the annual 24-hour race and select Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) rounds.
The 2021 World Rallycross Championship has been won by KYB EKS JC driver Johan Kristoffersson, in a dramatic, snowy final weekend of racing at the Nürburgring in Germany. Swedish driver Kristoffersson started the final weekend in second place, 17 points behind the leader. In a dominant first day he closed the gap to four points. He slowly chipped away at the lead throughout the second day, meaning he only had to finish day two’s final ahead of his main rival, which he did.
For many petrolheads, a lap of the Nürburgring is akin to a pilgrimage, and the circuit in Germany’s Eifel region is also a favourite site for performance car developers. Hankook Tire now has a presence in the neighbourhood, too. During a small ceremony held yesterday, the tyre maker officially opened the Nürburgring Workshop, a new branch office of its Hankook Europe Technical Centre (ETC).
Giti Tire has praised the #gitiracing all-female team after securing their first class win at the Nürburgring 24-Hour. Racing in the Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4, the team beat a competitive Lexus RCF after driver Carrie Schreiner secured pole with a 9:19.646-minute lap of the Nordschleife. Following a lengthy delay due to fog, Célia Martin set a fastest lap of 9:11.605 as the team completed 52 laps, finishing in 45th place overall. 121 cars started the race, with 99 finishing in extremely challenging conditions.
A win for Michelin-shod Manthey Racing in the shortest ever 24-hour Nürburgring race in history. Thanks to a 14-and-a-half-hour interruption, last weekend’s event was little more than a sprint, with the quickest competitor completing just 59 laps of the Nordschleife before the close of play.
Yokohama is supplying its Advan racing tyres to seven cars entered by four teams in the 49th Nürburgring 24-Hour Endurance Race (3-6 June). Supported teams include Walkenhorst Motorsport, a BMW customer racing team that entered into a partnership agreement with Yokohama Rubber last year. Four Walkenhorst machines will run on Advan tyres, including three BMW M6 GT3 cars competing in the top-level SP9 class. The cars will use the Advan A005 for dry conditions and the A006 for wet conditions.
Toyo Tire is heading to the Nürburgring for the 49th ADAC Total 24H Race on 3-6 June 2021. The Japanese tyre manufacturer will supply specially developed tyres to Novel Racing, following up its entry in the delayed 2020 edition of the race for which it signed a partnership agreement with Toyo. Toyo developed its new rubber for Novel’s Lexus RC F and Toyota Supra GT4, entries tuned by Nürburgring based Ring Racing, which has been building cars for the circuit for more than a decade.
Falken Motorsports will continue its unbroken run of appearances since 1999 at the ADAC TOTAL 24h Race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in two identical Porsche 911 GT3 R. On 3-6 June 2021, the tyre brand’s motorsport team will contest the formidable endurance race with a top-class line-up of drivers. Lance David Arnold, Klaus Bachler, Thomas Preining and Dirk Werner will compete in the #33 car. Sven Müller, Alessio Picariello, Martin Ragginger and Klaus Bachler (again) will compete in the #44 car. Bachler is anticipating a busy weekend as he takes stints in both Falken cars.