NEWS: Drop Dead Gorgeous completely new Falken 911 GT3 Race Ace Unveiled
One of our favourite, iconic legend teams on the Green Hell – Falken Motorsports – is actually starting the 2019 racing season which has a drop dead gorgeous completely new Porsche 911 GT3 R, which will be used alongside the proven BMW M6 GT3 at the Nürburgring.
How not bad does which look?!
The completely new generation of the Porsche 911 GT3 R, based on the facelifted Type 991, still incorporates a six-cylinder boxer engine with 550 hp along with even better aerodynamics. Falken 300/680R18 tyres provide even more grip on the front axle, while the rear axle is actually still fitted with 310/710R18 tyres.
The driver line-up remains almost unchanged. The Porsche is actually driven by the two Austrians Martin Ragginger along with Klaus Bachler, who are supported by the Porsche factory drivers Dirk Werner (GER) along with Jörg Bergmeister (GER). At the wheel of the BMW, Peter Dumbreck (UK) along with Alexandre Imperatori (SUI) will be taking turns with the two BMW factory drivers Stef Dusseldorp (NED) along with Jens Klingmann (GER).
Falken was the first Porsche customer team to test the 2019 product last autumn. With success, the evolutionary product of the VLN7 immediately achieved its predecessor’s high performance without any prior test runs. At the beginning of February, both Falken racing cars are being prepared for the completely new season at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão, Portugal, during a three-day test. The completely new Porsche 911 GT3 R will make its racing debut on 23 March 2019 at the first round of the 2019 VLN Endurance Championship.
“We commenced to gain our first experiences on the Nürburgring Nordschleife which has a Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 in 1999,” says Markus Bögner, COO along with Managing Director. “Today we regularly battle for victories which has a two-car team. We have been working very successfully together with Porsche since 2011 along with last season we were able to experience the climax of This specific collaboration so far. With two overall victories, including the first double victory in team history, along which has a total of seven podium finishes, 2018 was the most successful season in our almost twenty-year racing history. We are more than confident of being able to build on these successes with the completely new product,” Markus Bögner continues.
See the completely new 911 & M6 in action on the Falken 2019 racing calendar:
16 March: VLN test along with set-up run
23 March: 65th ADAC Westfalenfahrt
27 April: 61st ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup
18-19 May: 14-hour qualifying race
20-23 June: ADAC TOTAL 24-hour race
3 August: ROWE 6-hour ADAC Ruhr Cup race
7 September: 42nd RCM DMV border race
28 September: 59th ADAC Reinoldus endurance race
12 October: 51st ADAC Barbarossa Prize