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Falken Enter 944 in Frankfurt Youngtimer Rally


Another Falken Porsche! Falken team enters 944 in Youngtimer Rally at Klassikstadt Frankfurt

 

 

Tyre brand Falken is increasingly well-known for its range of tyres for cars, trucks, vans and SUVs – but the company’s products are also relevant for ‘Modern Classics’, with tyres suitable for cars that are older than the 1983-founded brand itself.

 

This Saturday, two staff members, driver Dennis Wilstermann and co-driver Evropi Dionysiadou, will enter a 163bhp 1984 Porsche 944 in the 2018 Youngtimer Rallye, organised by classic car centre Klassikstadt Frankfurt, the Hesse-Thuringia branch of German automobile club ADAC, regional radio show HR4 and technical services company TÜV Hessen.

 

The 944 has been fitted with the Falken’s 195/65R15 ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN tyres.

 

Launched in autumn 2017, the ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN summer tyre has already proved a hit with enthusiasts and also received praise from top German motoring magazine AutoBILD after its 2018 Summer Tyre Test, where the ZIEX was awarded a verdict of “Exemplary”. These independent tests, using the same size tyre as the 944 on a SEAT Leon, confirmed its “excellent safety reserves in aquaplaning, good cornering and good lateral stability in dry conditions, short wet and dry braking distances and high mileage.”

 

The start and finish of this year’s Youngtimer Rallye will be at Klassikstadt Frankfurt. With a theme of ‘Back to the future’, the 280-kilometre route through the Vogelsberg region will take in the sights of Steinau and Gedern castles, the town of Büdingen and the World of the Celts museum at Glauberg.

 

The characteristic “Falken feeling” isn’t just confined to the tyres; the 944 features one of the striking designs from last year’s Design Challenge competition as used on the brand’s BMW GT3 race car.

 

“We’re delighted to have this opportunity to showcase the performance of our tyres at the rally. After all, cars from the ‘Generation Golf’ era are becoming increasingly popular and we have a range of suitable tyres,” notes Dennis Wilstermann, Team Head Marketing at Falken Tyre Europe GmbH, before the start.

 

The ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN is available in 98 sizes from 14 to 18 inches, series 70–40 and with speed ratings H, V and W. Its EU tyre label categories range from C to E for energy efficiency, with the top mark of A for wet grip and noise category 2 for drive-by noise (variations according to tyre size).

 

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Posted by Melissa Wicks on 07 September 2018 16:26

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