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Falken Motorsports concludes 2019 shakedown ahead of Nürburgring return

Falken Motorsports concludes 2019 shakedown ahead of Nürburgring return

12th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken Motorsports has completed a shakedown of its 2019 race cars at Portugal’s Autodromo Internacional Algarve ahead of the 2019 VLN Endurance Championship, which begins on 23 March 2019. This season the team will introduce the new 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 R, with the test marking the first running for the new chassis as well as the new larger 300/680R18 Falken tyres fitted to the front axle to provide additional grip. The rear axle is fitted with 310/710R18 tyres, which are the same as the team’s previous model.

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Dunlop concludes German VLN Endurance Championship tyre test in Portugal

Dunlop concludes German VLN Endurance Championship tyre test in Portugal

8th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Dunlop has concluded a tyre test programme that will result in new tyres being introduced into the German VLN Endurance Championship. The tyre manufacturer hopes to make another step forward in performance to build on a successful season in the Nürburgring Nordschleife based series. Dunlop-equipped cars took several overall and class wins in 2018, and the tyre company used the session at Portugal’s Autodromo Internacional Algarve to test new ideas and concepts for the 2019 season.

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Falken Motorsports introduces new Porsche 911 for 2019

Falken Motorsports introduces new Porsche 911 for 2019

31st January 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken Motorsports has introduced a new Porsche 911 GT3 R for the start of the 2019 motorsport season. The new Porsche will compete alongside the team’s BMW M6 GT3 at the Nürburgring, continuing the Japanese tyre brand’s 20-year commitment to the legendary Nordschleife with racing cars from two premium car manufacturers.

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Falken celebrates ‘most successful’ VLN season

Falken celebrates ‘most successful’ VLN season

11th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Falken Tyres experienced its most successful VLN Endurance Championship season in 2018, securing seven podium finishes including two race victories, as its Porsche 911 GT3 R beat its competitors around the Nordschleife. The Type 991 has been the most successful Falken race car in the VLN to date, claiming two wins and nine podium finishes since its racing debut in April 2016. A reliable competitor, it has completed more than 30,000 racing kilometres overseen by Falken’s engineers.

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Dunlop – 2 further years with BMW Motorsport in VLN

Dunlop – 2 further years with BMW Motorsport in VLN

24th September 2018 | 0 Comments

BMW Motorsport and Dunlop have extended their long-established partnership in the VLN Endurance Championship for at least another two years. The tyre maker will continue to equip all BMW Cup-class cars in the VLN races. These races are run at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, and Dunlop will also supply its 265/660 R18 racing tyres for the circuit’s 24-hour race.

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First VLN 1-2 victory for Falken

First VLN 1-2 victory for Falken

3rd September 2018 | 0 Comments

Falken Tyre Europe says 1 September 2018 will go down in the annals of Falken Motorsports after it celebrated a double win at the Nürburgring – the first in its almost 20 years of VLN participation. The 1-2 finish saw Martin Ragginger and Klaus Bachler dominate the sixth round of the VLN Endurance Championship and win for the first time in the Porsche 911 GT3 R, ahead of Falken team colleagues Stef Dusseldorp and Alexandre Imperatori in the BMW M6 GT3.

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Falken Tyre to mark 20th motorsport season on Nürburgring: video

Falken Tyre to mark 20th motorsport season on Nürburgring: video

1st May 2018 | 0 Comments

Falken will contest its 20th season at the 2018 Nürburgring 24-Hour Race and subsequent VLN Endurance Championship. The Falken Motorsports driver line-up, which has been altered for 2018, are competing in its two GT3 cars, the Porsche 911 GT3 and BMW M6 GT3. Falken has also produced a video to mark the occasion of two decades on the Nordschleife “Green Hell”.

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Deane & Co. – Motorsport success for Falken in 2017

Deane & Co. – Motorsport success for Falken in 2017

8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

This year has been a strong one for Falken Tyre on the motorsport front. It has racked up a plethora of titles from its motorsport activities and also secured a first victory in the VLN Endurance Championship as well as a top-ten finish at the notoriously challenging Nürburgring 24-hour race.

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Falken concludes best VLN season to-date, shows off winning car designs

23rd October 2017 | 0 Comments

The 2017 VLN Endurance Championship is, states Falken Tyre Europe, its most successful season to date. The win by the Falken Motorsports BMW M6 GT3 in the fourth race of the season gave the tyre maker its first overall victory since the start of its Nürburgring commitment in 1999. The Porsche 911 GT3 R team added two more podium finishes later in the season. The final race of the season took place on the weekend with Falken Motorsport team’s Porsche 911 GT3 R, driven by Klaus Bachler and Romain Dumas, taking fourth place. Peter Dumbreck and Stef Dusseldorp had a great race in their BMW M6 GT3 coming from behind to finish in 11th place overall.

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Briton James Walker puts Dunlop mindset to test on return to Nordschleife

18th September 2017 | 0 Comments

British racing driver James Walker will return to the gruelling Nürburgring after a four-year hiatus, driving a Dunlop-shod BMW 235i in the ultra-competitive VLN series. After a successful 15-year career spanning single seaters and sportscars, Walker moved his family back to Jersey and gave up racing, until being tempted back to racing in Germany on 22-23 September.

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Dunlop extends BMW M235i Racing Cup partnership

4th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Dunlop has extended its partnership with the BMW M235i Racing Cup, described by product manager Dunlop Motorsport EMEA, Alexander Kühn as “the perfect entry point into the VLN.” The Cup began in 2014 and regularly features more than 20 cars battling in the most heavily occupied and extremely competitive class in the VLN and the 24h race on the Nurburgring. All BMW M235i Racing cars have competed for four consecutive seasons on the toughest race track of the world, racing exclusively on Dunlop racing tyres in the dimension 265/660 R18.

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Falken wins a place on the podium at Grenzlandrennen VLN race

Falken wins a place on the podium at Grenzlandrennen VLN race

4th September 2017 | 0 Comments

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.

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Hankook supplies new BMW M4 GT4 at Nürburgring 24h

Hankook supplies new BMW M4 GT4 at Nürburgring 24h

26th May 2017 | 0 Comments

As the exclusive supplier to the new TCR and GT4 classes competing in this season’s VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring, Hankook will be in the thick of the action. The manufacturer states that one of its highlights of the weekend will be the race debut of the new BMW M4 GT4, which will run on Hankook racing tyres. The race coincides with the customer racing version of the car going on sale, also equipped with Hankook’s racing tyres.

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Third place for Falken drivers in Endurance event

Third place for Falken drivers in Endurance event

29th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Falken Motorsports drivers Peter Dumbreck and Martin Ragginger claimed a third-place finish at the eighth round of the 2016 VLN Endurance Championship on 25 September. Held at the legendary Nürburgring race circuit in Germany, it’s the second VLN podium finish of the season for the Falken duo. “After changing from the previous Porsche 997 to […]

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First win for next gen Dunlop GT3 tyre as Walkenhorst BMW wins at Nürburgring

First win for next gen Dunlop GT3 tyre as Walkenhorst BMW wins at Nürburgring

6th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Walkenhorst Motorsport completed its first ever win in its BMW Z4 GT3 car following an intense battle in the heat of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in the fourth round of the VLN Endurance Championship. The result was also significant for Dunlop, since it marked the first win achieved on the brand’s new generation GT3 tyres since they were introduced for the 2015 season. The VLN championship features open tyre competition, with seven different tyre manufacturers in the running.

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