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Falken opts for VLN9 outing with Porsche factory pairing

Sven Müller and Patrick Pilet to share Falken’s Porsche in final 2019 VLN round

Falken has opted to contest VLN9 after securing the services of Porsche factory pairing Sven Müller and Patrick Pilet for the final round of the series. Falken had originally planned VLN8 to be its final outing for its Porsche 911 and BMW M6 but the opportunity to test 2020 set ups with the works drivers led the team, run by Schnabl Engineering, to return to the Nordschleife for the season-closing race.

For Müller, it marks a return to the tyre manufacturer where he starred in the 2018 qualifying session, securing a front row slot. For the French pilot Pilet, an N24 winner that year, VLN9 will be his first run on the Falken rubber.

"Our original plan was to conclude our season at VLN8 where we scored another top six finish in the Porsche,” says Falken’s motorsport head Stefanie Olbertz. "This was our first year with the 991.2 so when we were offered the opportunity for some extra running, together with the chance to get feedback from two highly experienced Porsche drivers, it made sense to enter VLN9 too. We’d like to thank Porsche for the opportunity.”

VLN9 takes place on 26th October with the four-hour race beginning at midday local time.

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