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8th place for Falken at the NLS-opening at Nürburgring

The season start of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) was a very special one. After an eight-month break, the engines finally roared again. Surprisingly in the grid: The Falken Porsche 911 GT3 R with Christian Engelhart and Dennis Olsen, who crossed the finish line in eighth place.

“FALKEN says tanks”– Sales campaign to be launched again

Falken is once again launching its “Falken says tanks” promotion this spring and is supporting its dealers in the European core markets with its proven sales campaign: End customers who buy a set of Falken summer tyres from 16 inch summer treads AZENIS FK510, AZENIS FK510 SUV, LINAM VAN01, ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN, ZIEX ZE914, WILDPEAK AT or new addition to the Falken portfolio SINCERA SN110 between 15. March and 31. May 2020 will receive a prepaid card for refuelling and shopping. For example, customers in Germany and Austria receive a Shell prepaid card with a credit balance of 20 Euro.

Falken donates for charity in Offenbach

Instead of Christmas presents for customers, Falken decided last year to support an Offenbach-based non-profit organisation with a donation. Thus "Von Herzen zu Herzen gemeinnützige GmbH" was pleased to receive a donation cheque of 5,000 Euros, which was symbolically presented today by Markus Bögner, COO and President of Falken Tyre Europe GmbH, to the founder and managing director of the organisation, Dirk Lünzer.

Falken tyres for the Audi A1 citycarver

In every area at home – whether in the city, on country roads and motorways or on light terrain - is the new model of Audi’s A1 Series: the Audi A1 citycarver, commercially available since autumn 2019.

All-new Falken SINCERA SN110 tyre sets the standard for wear and wet grip

Packed with technology in and under the surface, Falken’s new SINCERA SN110 car tyre aims to bring the wear and wet grip benefits normally found in top-of-the-range tyres to cost-conscious customers driving mass market cars. An A rating for wet weather performance underlines that the tyre doesn’t compromise on safety to achieve the wear benefits.

Falken doubles up for 2020 Nürburgring Endurance Series and N24 with brace of Porsche 911

Tyre brand Falken has confirmed its 2020 motorsport plans, announcing it will run a pair of the latest specification GT3 Porsche 911 GT3 R in both the Nürburgring Endurance Series (formerly known as the VLN) and the Nürburgring 24h race. Falken Motorsports race team, run by Schnabl Engineering for the tenth consecutive year, has ordered a new 991.2 chassis to run alongside its 2019 Porsche. Both cars will be identical in specification.

New winter test track for Sumitomo Rubber Europe GmbH in northern Sweden

The test track that Sumitomo Rubber Europe GmbH (SREU) put into operation in Arnemark, northern Sweden, in December comprises two groomed snow areas, each approx. 15,000 m2, about three times the size of a football pitch, two snow handling courses, each 1,600 metres long, and a 600 metre long ice handling track.

Artificial intelligence set to improve tyre durability and performance with "Tyre Leap AI Analysis"

Falken’s parent company, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd (SRI), has developed new technology that utilises artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the properties of rubber and detects how structural changes, due to load and wear, will affect performance throughout a tyre’s lifecycle. The data collected through “Tyre Leap AI Analysis” will support engineers to create longer lasting tyres with more consistent performance over time and is a key element of SRI’s “SMART TYRE CONCEPT”.

Falken among Top-Ten at VLN final

Sven Müller’s and Patrick Pilet’s joy in their hard-won second place at the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring was to be short-lived, after a misdemeanour in a “Code 60 Zone” triggered a subsequent time penalty for Falken, relegating them from second to seventh place.

Falken Ends VLN Final with a Top 10 Finish

Falken rounded off the 2019 jubilee season with sixth place for Klaus Bachler and Martin Ragginger in the #4 Porsche 911 GT3 R, and tenth place for Peter Dumbreck, Alexandre Imperatori and Sheldon van der Linde in the #3 BMW M6 GT3.

Another Top 5 finish for Falken

Falken again delivered a great performance, scooping up fourth place for the BMW M6 GT3 and sixth place for the Porsche 911 GT3 at the seventh round of the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring.

Falken at the NUFAM commercial vehicle trade fair

The Falken tyre brand is represented with a 30 square meter stand at the NUFAM commercial vehicle trade fair in Karlsruhe from 26 to 29 September 2019. With more than 370 exhibitors and 23,000 trade visitors, NUFAM is one of the largest commercial vehicle trade fairs in Europe, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Another positive test result for the Falken EUROWINTER HS01

After the Falken EUROWINTER HS01’s good performance in the winter tyre test run by the magazine auto motor sport, more positive results are pouring down on the Falken EUROWINTER HS01: “Good on wet roads”, “Good in terms of fuel consumption” and “Good on ice”, attested the independent tester of the Swiss Turing Club and the Austrian automobile, motorcycle and touring club of the Falken tyre in their 2019 winter tyre test.

Falken sponsors AUDI NINES mountain bike event

Nearly 4,000 spectators experienced live the AUDI NINES mountain bike spectacle on offer to them in the Ellweiler quarry near Birkenfeld last Saturday. 28 of the world’s best mountain bikers from eleven nations gathered there to spend a week producing film and media content in a spectacular setting, with a public contest day as the crowning finish to a successful weekend.

Falken Performs Marvellously in Rainy Conditions

Japanese tyre brand Falken admirably demonstrated the superior performance of its rain tyres during the fifth round of the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring: fourth place for the Porsche 911 GT3 R and fifth place for the BMW M6 GT3.

FALKEN is OEM for new Toyota Corolla

Tyres from two Falken series have been chosen as OEM tyres for the new Toyota Corolla models, available since March 2019. The new vehicles will be fitted with the ZIEX ZE914B ECORUN in sizes 225/40R18 92 W XL and 225/45R17 91W tyres from Falken’s ZIEX Series, and the SINCERA SN832B in size 205/55R16 91V from the Japanese tyre manufacturer’s SINCERA Series.

Falken: Premium Partner of Borussia Mönchengladbach

For the 2019-20 season, Falken is the premium partner and official tyre partner of Borussia Mönchengladbach, a football club based in North Rhine-Westphalia that finished fifth in the German Bundesliga last season.

Double top-10 finish for Falken at the VLN 6h Race

Last Saturday, both Falken Motorsports race cars achieved top-10 results at the Nürburgring despite adverse weather conditions during the fifth round of the 2019 VLN Endurance Championship. The #4 Porsche 911 GT3 R finished in sixth place, with the #3 BMW M6 GT3 crossing the line seventh.

FALKEN celebrates 20 years at the Nürburgring

This year, Falken will once again be looking to win big in the Eifel – the tyre brand is sponsoring the ADAC TOTAL 24-Hour Race, which will take place at the Nürburgring from 20th to 23rd June 2019. Falken first joined the event as a partner in 1999 and, since then, has consistently upped its involvement.

Strong performance goes unrewarded

Falken experienced mixed emotions during last Sunday’s ADAC Qualifying Race for the 24h Race at the Nürburgring. Following a superlative show during the early phase of the 6h Race, the BMW M6 GT3 had to depart prematurely from the dress rehearsal for the 24h Race. The Porsche 911 GT3, by contrast, passed the finishing line in 15th position after a nail-biting race to catch up.

Falken at the Autopromotec in Bologna

The tyre brand Falken presents itself at the Autopromotec, the international trade fair for accessories and products of the automotive industry, which takes place from 22 to 26 May 2019 in Bologna/Italy. On the almost 200 sqm large exhibition stand the wide product range of passenger car, SUV, light truck and truck tyres will be presented. The highlight of the presentation will be the popular UHP tyres for passenger cars and SUVs from Falken AZENIS FK510 and FK510 SUV, which not only convince sporty drivers again and again, but also independent test organisations.