VIDEO: N24 Preview With Falken Motorsports
We are on an unashamed N24 tip at the moment, leading up to the best race on the planet – ADAC Nurburgring 24-Hour – which kicks off in five days and seven hours time, as of right now, not that we're counting or anything! Road Magazine will be covering the event for you lucky peeps, across Facebook, Twitter, here on the blog and in the magazine. And one of the teams we will be focusing closely on is Falken Motorsport, who have an upgraded Porsche 911 GT3 R (Type 997) this year – still in the unmissable green and blue livery. They are aiming for a top five finish, possibly even up on the podium with the new GT3 R. And there's no reason why that's not possible, given the pace of the new car and the speed and experience in their retained driver line-up of Sebastian Asch, Peter Dumbreck, Wolf Henzler and Martin Ragginger. The new car features a raft of improvements over their past N24 cars – with a (N24 Green Hell critical) new aero package that includes wider wings, new splitter and double canards at the front with a larger rear wing to increase downforce, and there's enlarged cooling vents around both the front and rear arches, enabling the team to run wider 12” rims at the front (0.5” wider than last year), and fatter, new compound Falken tyres. And the new GT3 R sports a bank of four front headlamps/strobes and all – to get the slower traffic cleared and hopefully, avoid accidents. "We are gearing up to give it everything we've got for the fans and aiming for a top ten place in 24-Hour Race" says Austrian racer and Porsche factory racer, Martin Ragginger. Bring! It! On!