Falken Motorsports adjusts driver line up for Nürburgring 24 Hours
Precautionary Covid-19 measures preclude Thomas Preining and Matteo Cairoli from joining Falken this weekend
Some 25 of the world’s best athletes from ten nations are all set to meet at the big Audi Nines Mountain Bike Event, which is taking place from 7th until 12th September 2020 at the Ellweiler Quarry, Birkenfeld in the Hunsrück region of Germany.
As a “Presenting Partner”, Falken has been one of the sponsors of the Audi Nines series of events since 2018, which, in addition to the mountain bike event, also includes a ski and snowboard show in Austria.
For the third year, the Audi Nines presented by Falken event is returning to the spectacular setting of the Quarry in the Hunsrück Nahe mountain biking region, where it has quickly become a crowd puller: last year alone, almost 4,000 spectators attended the Public Contest Day. Due to the coronavirus, however, this year’s event is taking place without spectators.
Despite this, plenty is on offer for fans of the Audi Nines presented by Falken: at Audinines.com, viewers can access a specially-designed microsite where they can complete a multimedia-based and interactive 360° tour of the course on their screen. This allows them to get a precise picture of the track and the course. With another double click, the spectator can see how each individual section of the track has been built and how it differs from last year’s section.
It is also possible to be at the heart of the action via livestream for an hour on each of the three days: in unfiltered and unedited style, the spectators will get to see the daring stunts that the mountain bike artists perform on the unique course, some of which take place at dizzying heights.
Erik Fedko, possibly the best slopestyle biker in Germany, and Lukas Knopf, who is also a member of the German mountain bike elite, will stream parts of their session on the slopestyle line.
“The Audi Nines Mountainbike is a very special series of events and suits us very well,” says Dennis Wilstermann, Supervisor Marketing at Falken Tyre Europe GmbH, discussing Falken’s commitment. “Just like Falken, the Audi Nines stand for excitement, precision and enthusiasm. These are our brand values, which we share with these top athletes.”