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Falken Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R

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Tyre manufacturer Falken has picked a new car to 2011 Nurburgring 24-hour race, a Porsche 911 GT3 R. This new partnership between Falken and Porsche for the race will be used to develop the next generation of FALKEN tyres. It also gives Falken a better chance of winning over the usual Japanese sports cars!

The 2011 race will take place on the unique Nordschleife on June 25th-26th. With 33 left-hand and 40 right-hand curves, the famous strip of asphalt snakes through the hilly Eifel landscape. Falken drivers are yet to be announced.

As for the car, Porsche 911 GT3 R is powered by a six-cylinder, naturally-aspirated boxer engine with four litres of displacement, which generates 480 horsepower (353 kW) at 7,250 rotations per minute. It features a dog-type six-speed sequential gearbox, traction control, the electronically controlled double de-clutching function and a specially tuned racing ABS. Wheels and tires setup: One-piece, forged, lightweight alloy wheels (11J x 18 ET 35) and 290/660R18 tyres. Rear axle: One-piece, forged, lightweight alloy wheels (13J x 18 ET 12.5) and 330/710R18 tyres.

“With FALKEN High Performance Tyres and Porsche, two premium motorsport brands are coming together. This comes at a time when we are increasing our commitment in Europe, with an intention to expand further,” says FALKEN’s Marketing Director, Satoru Ushida. “It is our aim to improve our race results from the past. Last year we achieved 12th place overall and 3rd place in the SP7 class and put our performance to the test at the highest level,” adds Ushida.

About the ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race:
The ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race at the Nürburgring has been held on the approximately 25km long combination of the Nordschleife and Grand-Prix track since 1970. The  long lap  length  makes  a  field  of more than two hundred vehicles  possible,  which  are  driven  by  up  to  approximately  700  drivers. Due to the large starting field and more than 200,000 fans that line the track, the race is regarded by some as the largest motorsports event in the world. In 2011, it will be held from the 23rd to 26th June.

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