Sensational success for the Falken team. With a surprising performance, on Saturday afternoon the Falken Motorsports team started in the pole position of the 59th ADAC Westfalenfahrt, the opening of the VLN racing season. With all types of weather conditions and extremely fast lap times – the Falken team had the fastest lap of the VLN race with an average speed of 174.157 km/h – the Slicks, Intermediates and rain tires were able to stand up to extreme conditions. Then there were technical problems only a few laps into the race: Jostling forced the Falken Porsche into the box in lap 4, and again two laps later with drive shaft problems. The drive shaft had to be completely replaced, putting the team in 139th place in the final standings. Continue reading ‘Falken Motorsports hits bad luck at the 59th ADAC Westfalenfahrt’
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The Porsche teams have made a good start to the Nürburgring 24 hour race. After just over two hours and 17 laps on the legendary Eifel circuit, the innovative Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid fielded by the Porsche Team Manthey lies in second place. Start driver was Joerg Bergmeister (Germany), who shares the cockpit with his Porsche works driver colleagues Richard Lietz (Österreich), Marco Holzer (Lochau) und Patrick Long (USA). The Porsche 911 GT3 RSR of Manthey Racing with Porsche factory pilots Marc Lieb (Germany), Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) as well as Lucas Luhr (Switzerland) follow directly behind in third place. Continue reading ‘Nurburgring 24 Hour: Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid in second place after 2 hours’
The Porsche teams are in a good position for Friday’s final qualifying for the 24 hour race. With the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR fielded by Manthey Racing, Porsche works drivers Marc Lieb, Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas together with Lucas Luhr posted sixth place. The quartet won the 24 hour race four times straight from 2006 to 2009.
The seventh quickest time was claimed by Porsche works driver Wolf Henzler, Peter Dumbreck, Martin Ragginger and Sebastian Asch in the 911 GT3 R of Falken Motorsport. Richard Westbrook, Christian Menzel, Mike Stursberg and Hans Guido Riegel planted their Haribo Team Manthey 911 GT3 R on the tenth grid spot. Continue reading ‘Nurburgring 24 Hour 1st qualifying report from Porsche’
We are a few days out from this years 39th running of the 24 Hour Nurburgring race. Falken Motorsports Europe has posted another excellent video. For those not familiar with the teams, there is one based out of California and the team running in Europe that is based out of Japan. This is also a GT3 R vs the RSR in the ALMS. Continue reading ‘Falken Tire VLN Nurburgring Round 4′
Falken Motorsports gives a great post race review from VLN Round 1 from Nurburgring. Continue reading ‘Falken Tire VLN Nurburgring Round 1′
Two chaps who always put on a great show, Tom Coronel and Peter Dumbreck, take you on a lap around Silverstone. The Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R is showing some great speed and claimed a 4th fastest time in the third practice session today. Look for them to do well in qualifying up next. Follow us on twitter for quick updates and check back for full reports.
The final round of the 2010 Le Mans Series season will take place this weekend at the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. Spyker Squadron will again enter its Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R for Peter Dumbreck and Tom Coronel. Continue reading ‘Spyker Squadron 1000k of Silverstone preview’