Falken opens the ALMS season with 2012 Porsche RSR
In its quest to extend the momentum generated in the 2011 American Le Mans Series, Team Falken Tire has taken delivery of a brand new 2012 Porsche GT3 RSR chassis.
Falken's First 2011 ALMS Porsche Win
Team Falken Tire survived the storm that hit Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 30 minutes before the finish and took top honors in GT class for the first time in the performance tire manufacturer's three-year ALMS career. Derrick Walker, Falken's ALMS Team Manager, made the comment after previously expressing confidence in Falken's capability at Mid-Ohio, a track he knows very well from years of competing as a manager and owner of IndyCar teams. Credit also went to Falken's two team drivers, Porsche works driver Wolf Henzler, and his partner, Bryan Sellers, who persevered through the race on a track notoriously tough on tires. Sellers qualified 9th and expressed disappointment with the position, considering Falken has finished in fifth place the last two races. However, Sellers started the race and started moving forward until he was hit from behind by the #04 Ford GT, which dropped the Porsche to 12th. The veteran driver fought hard and turned the car over to his teammate in 10th. Henzler entered the race and gradually moved to 7th place in GT, remaining there for a good portion of the race.
Falken Tire: 2014 Porsche 911 RSR // "Valentina"
Introducing Falken Tire's brand new 2014 Porsche 911 RSR, nicknamed "Valentina" from Wolf Henzler's first shake down of the vehicle on Valentine's Day. Falken Tire being the one and only North American owner of this new race car makes it all the more memorable. We will soon bring it to the tracks of the inaugural Tudor United SportsCar Championship (Formerly American Le Mans Series) in the veteran driver hand's of Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers. Let the 2014 USCC season finally begin. Be sure to see it's first appearance on the Sebring International Raceway for 12hrs of Sebring March 15th. OE Specs: Engine Configuration - M97/80 B6 Location - Rear, longitudinally mounted Construction - aluminium block and head Displacement - 3.996 liter / 243.9 cu in Bore / Stroke - 102.7 mm (4 in) / 80.4 mm (3.2 in) Valvetrain - 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC Fuel feed - Fuel Injection Lubrication - Dry sump Aspiration - Naturally Aspirated Power - 453 bhp / 338 KW @ 7800 rpm Torque - 450 Nm / 332 ft lbs @ 7250 rpm BHP/Liter - 113 bhp / liter Drivetrain Body - carbon-fibre composite panels Chassis - unitary steel Front suspension - double wishbones, double coil springs, Sachs four-way adjustable gas-pressurised shock absorbers, anti-roll bar Rear suspension - multi-link, double coil springs, Sachs four-way adjustable gas-pressurised shock absorbers, anti-roll bar Steering - rack-and-pinion, power assisted Brakes - ventilated discs, all-round Gearbox - Paddle Operated 6 speed Sequential Clutch - Dry, triple plate Drive - Rear wheel drive Dimensions Weight - 1245 kilo / 2744.8 lbs Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) - 2450 mm (96.5 in) / N/A / N/A Fuel tank - 90 Litre (23.8 Gallon US / 19.8 Gallon Imperial) Wheels (fr/r) - 12.5J x 18 / 13J x 18 Tyres (fr/r) - 30/68 - 18 / 31/71 - 18 Performance figures Power to weight - 0.36 bhp / kg
FALKEN Porsche at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring
Our European counterparts produced an incredible Movie about what it takes be part of a 24 Hours of Nürburgring race team. Join Wolf Henzler, Peter Dumbreck, Martin Ragginger, and Sebastian Asch and the entire Falken Tyre Motorsports team as they take us through the practice, training, and physical race. We even endured a Porsche crash, which the team was able to fix and get us back on the Nordschleife.