Porsche HARIBO Racing team switches to FALKEN tires for VLN and 24 hour races

Written By:
Photography by:

The HARIBO Racing Team has announced it will use Falken’s race tires on its Porsche 997 GT3 R for the VLN series and Nürburgring 24 Hour race. The HARIBO Racing Team was convinced to switch to the Japanese Falken covers, developed specifically for the 997 GT3 R after a successful test at the recent ADAC Westfalenfahrt race. "We were very satisfied with the way the race went, delivering fast, consistent lap times,” reports Marco Alfter, HARIBO’s head of corporate communications. “The Falken tyres proved to be outstanding in coping with the wide range of conditions experienced at the Nürburgring track."

Falken, owned by Sumitomo Rubber Industries, the sixth largest tire manufacturer in the world, will supply the German confectionery brand's team with its full range of slicks, intermediates and rain tires, all developed by Falken's in-house engineers. After the Falken team secured its first pole and fastest lap at the opening round, the 2012 tires have suggested strong pace ahead of the crucial 24 Hour race on May 18th-19th.

With more Porsches running its tires, Falken is convinced it can build on the impressive start to the season. "We are delighted to be joining forces with the HARIBO Racing Team, a partner that shares our passion for this challenging racetrack in Germany's Eifel region," adds Stefanie Olbertz, Falken’s marketing officer."Through this co-operation we are highly confident that we can achieve outstanding results together."

Comments

First test drives with the Porsche LMP1 racing car
First test drives with the Porsche LMP1 racing car

The new Porsche LMP1 racing car is currently being put through its paces in test drives on international circuits. Following its successful launch in June on the Porsche test track in Weissach, the prototype sports car ...

Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 14/2013
Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 14/2013

Actor Wotan Wilke Möhring, Allan McNish and Felix Baumgartner attend DTM opening round at Hockenheim. Rahel Frey celebrates her debut in the Audi R8 LMS Cup in China. Successes for the Audi R8 LMS in Sweden and Brazil....

Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 03/2013
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 03/2013

The latest Volkswagen Motorsports News from around the world...

EuroCar News on youTube Follow eurocarnews on Twitter