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 car’s durability and the support of its personnel, who have helped Falken throughout the season. “We’ll 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.
For Team Falken, preparing for next year begins immediately as the team sets its goals on competing throughout the 2010 season.