Offenbach, Germany – Falken Motorsports is starting the 2019 racing season with a new Porsche 911 GT3 R, which will be used alongside BMW M6 GT3 at the Nürburgring.
Falken 300/680R18 tires will be fitted on the front axle of the new Porsche for better grip, while the rear axle is still fitted with 310/710R18 tires, said Falken Tyre Europe in a statement 1 Feb.
The Porsche 911 GT3 R, based on the facelifted Type 991, has a six-cylinder boxer engine with 550 hp and better aerodynamics.
The car will make its racing debut on 23 March at the first round of the 2019 VLN Endurance Championship.
Falken Motorsport joined the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 in 1999, and is marking its 20th anniversary in the race this year.
"Today we regularly battle for victories with a two-car team,” said Markus Bögner, Falken COO and managing director.
Falken Tyre Europe is the European affiliate of the Japanese tire maker Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd (SRI).