Since 1999, Falken Motorsports has been competing in the ADAC TOTAL 24h Race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. This year, from the 3rd to 6th of June, the tyre brand will once again contest the formidable endurance race at the “Green Hell” in the famous Falken scallop livery with a top-class driver line-up in two identical Porsche 911 GT3 R.
Lance David Arnold, Klaus Bachler, Thomas Preining and Dirk Werner form the driver quartet contesting in the #33 car. Meanwhile, Sven Müller, Alessio Picariello, Martin Ragginger and Klaus Bachler will compete in the #44 car, with Bachler anticipating a busy weekend as he takes stints in both Falken cars.
The intensive preparations for the annual racing spectacle have already led to success in the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS), with the team celebrating a third-place finish at NLS 3. The brace of Falken Porsche 911 GT3 R is now set for the world’s toughest endurance race.
“We would like to build on our recent podium success and all our Nürburgring-Nordschleife experience to finish in the top three again. Our tyre engineers in Japan and our long-time racing team Schnabl Engineering have worked hard for this. With our experienced, fast drivers and two strong and reliable cars, we are prepared for the extreme challenge that this unpredictable race event presents,” comments Stefanie Olbertz, responsible for motorsport at Falken Tyre Europe.
Top Qualifying, which decides the starting grid for the 49th ADAC TOTAL Nürburgring 24h Race will take place at 02:30 AEST on Saturday 5th June with the race start at 23:30 AEST later that day. Fans can follow all sessions via the livestream on YouTube and Facebook, as well as view footage from the onboard cameras, which are mounted in both of Falken’s Porsche 911 GT3 R race cars.