Must see | The Man And The Porsch – Part III

23 01 2010

Is it part III already? Damn, I still remember being awestruck by part I. Well, again, I’m speechless. see for yourself. So good!

The Man and the Porsche 3 from Clashproduction on Vimeo.

Part 3 – Directed by Stephane Benini
http://www.stephanebenini.com/

Thanks to Biense Dijkstra

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Must see | Inside The Porsche RSR

11 01 2010

Clashproduction delivers!

INSIDE THE PORSCHE RSR from Clashproduction on Vimeo.

The Man and the Porsche- Part 2
Thanks to Biense Dijkstra

Directed by Stephane Benini – http://www.stephanebenini.com/





Must see | Team Falken Tire Takes 8th Place @ Laguna Seca

10 11 2009

Team Falken Tire takes 8th Place at 2009 ALMS Finale, Laguna Seca from Falken Tire on Vimeo.

Great vid, nice result!

Or in Team Falkens words…

FONTANA, CA (Oct. 12, 2009)
Finishing eighth in a crowded field of 14 entries in the GT2 class, Team Falken Tire came out ahead in its quest to build experience during its short 2009 race season as it prepares to contend the 2010 ALMS GT2 schedule with its Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. Driven by Bryan Sellers and Dominic Cicero, the team took on a shrewd fuel economy strategy to gain position on teams that did not enjoy as much efficiency.

Pitting as little as possible, Team Falken ran as high as second during the race, a noteworthy accomplishment after qualifying 12th. It ultimately shaped up as a Porsche v. Corvette battle as race winners Jorg Bergmeister and teammate Patrick Long took the win and the GT2 championship in their Porsche 911 RSR. Congratulating the two drivers upon their victory, Team Falken Tire Race Manager Rod Everett also credited Porsche for the cars durability and the support of its personnel, who have helped Falken throughout the season. Well look forward to working with Porsche during the off-season as well, as we refine our package and perfect our Falken Azenis RT slicks, Everett said.

The season marked the end of Team Falkens second year in ALMS, having worked with a privateer in 2008 before electing to develop and manage a factory-run team in 2009. We are very pleased with our efforts this year, noted Andrew Hoit, Falken Director of Marketing, and while naturally, due to our overriding competitive nature, we wanted to do better, we are clearly showing steady improvement as we move up the standings each race. We anticipate doing even better in 2010, particularly after an aggressive off-season testing program.

Racing is incredibly important to Falken, added Mark Richter, Senior Manager of Dealer Marketing. We have incredible products and continue to believe that ALMS is the perfect venue to profile Falkens brand and demonstrate the companys capabilities to our customers, retailers and media. The GT2 class will continue to be tough, but were determined to get tougher as well. I cant wait for next year.

For Team Falken, preparing for next year begins immediately as the team sets its goals on competing throughout the 2010 season.





Must see | Team Falken Explains

23 09 2009

Team Falken explains why they choose to run ALMS and how they prepare for Petit le Mans. It’s a good inside view into the making of a GT2 racing team.

Team Falken Chooses the Petit Le Mans as the Ultimate Proving Ground from Falken Tire on Vimeo.





Must see | Falken Tire Unveils Factory ALMS Team

10 05 2009

Falken has joined the ranks of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) with a stunning Porsche in the GT2 class. After reading EVO’s supercar special about Porsches (again…) I haven’t been able to keep them out of my mind (been thinking about 964’s and 993’s all day, everyday for the last couple of weeks…). Then this clip comes along and it cemented Porsche in my brain for good, thanks Falken!

Falken Tire Unveils Factory ALMS Team at Long Beach from Falken Tire on Vimeo.

LONG BEACH, CA – Fontana, CA-based Falken Tire, well regarded for its high performance tires, officially entered the 2009 American Le Mans Series’ highly competitive GT2 class by competing at Long Beach with its in-house-prepared Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. The car was driven by veterans Dominic Cicero and Bryan Sellers and ran on specially prepared Falken AZENIS RT slicks.

Qualified in eighth position by Sellers, the Team Falken Tire RSR ran within a second of the race podium-winning #92 BMW car, a considerable accomplishment for a brand new team and tire that has never previously experienced the unforgiving Long Beach street course. The Porsche moved to seventh on the grid after the pole-winning car was sent to the rear for a ride height infraction. Sellers started the race, but reported shifting problems early on. He continued to nurse the car for 30 laps, maintaining his position of seventh, but eventually had to retire the Porsche. The team finished 20th overall and 12th in class.

“The car was extremely consistent for a long time,” Sellers said. “I was able to run a steady pace for the whole stint never dropping off more than four-tenths of a lap until we had transmission problems.” Co-driver Cicero agreed: “The tires were consistent and held up very well in our practices. We feel we have a great product for the 2010 season.”

“Despite our race difficulties, our drivers were very happy with the Falken Azenis RT slicks,” added Stephen Mitchell, Falken’s Motorsports Manager.

“The team worked very well together for being our first race. We’ve done a lot of testing, but this was a good experience under extreme pressure,” stated Rod Everett, Falken team manager. “We noticed vibration on very high speed during practice on Friday, and we pulled the transmission and examined it. It’s a shame that we finished where we did, but that’s racing. We’ll learn from this, move forward and do better next time.”

Long Beach also saw the debut of Falken’s new tire team booth with a constant flow of traffic to the Falken paddock Friday and Saturday. Falken awarded a specially designed Falken collectible guitar to Tom Crowe as part of its at-track promotional efforts.

The Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is painted in traditional Falken teal and blue livery, now highlighted by its new sponsor, Cleveland Golf of Huntington Beach, CA. Cleveland Golf, a force on the PGA tour, embraces many of the same product development ideologies which Falken Tire Corporation applies to their Azenis RT Slick tires used for ALMS competition.

“The American Le Mans is an excellent series and the perfect platform for Falken to demonstrate the strength and capabilities of our technology and capabilities,” noted Andrew Hoit, Director of Marketing, Falken Tire. “The competition this year is extremely tough, and we knew that going in, because we wanted to be able to challenge the factory teams as well as the privateers and our competitors, the other tire manufacturers. We’re running a shorter season this year, in preparation for a full assault in 2010.”

The Falken Tire/Cleveland Golf team will next compete at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in September.

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Composer: Dimitris Plagiannis (AEPI)
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