FALKEN Brand to Serve as an Official Partner of the "Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2018"

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce our sponsorship, as an official partner through our FALKEN Brand, of the upcoming "Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2018," which will be held over the May 26-27 weekend at Makuhari Seaside Park (Mihama Ward, Chiba City), where we will also have a FALKEN Booth on display. The "Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2018" is the third of eight races being held as part of the "Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2018." Through our FALKEN Brand, Sumitomo Rubber Industries is proud to once again serve as an official partner of this race, which is being held in Chiba, Japan for the fourth consecutive year. At the same time, we will also be presenting a FALKEN Booth at the venue, featuring displays of our latest lineup of high-performance FALKEN tires, including our brand new "AZENIS FK510," and a model of the race plane flown by Yoshihide Muroya, the pro pilot whom we support through Team FALKEN. Mr. Muroya won the Red Bull Air Race Chiba (held in his native Japan) in both 2016 and 2017, so all eyes will be on him this year as he competes for his third straight win. Through our sponsorship of the "Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2018" and our FALKEN Booth display, we aim to further promote and enhance the image of the FALKEN Brand.