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Bryan Sellers Praises Falken’s ALMS Rain Tyre

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The Falken Tire Porsche showed strong pace in the wet at Road America (Credit: Kelsi Nilsson)The Falken Tire Porsche showed strong pace in the wet at Road America (Credit: Kelsi Nilsson)

ALMS driver Bryan Sellers has praised his teams wet weather tyre after leading at Road America for periods last weekend.

Racing for Team Falken Tire, the Japanese rubber company have repeatedly been praised by Sellers and co-driver Wolf Henzler for their wet weather tyres.

Indeed Falken have been known as providing some of the best wet tyres in the ALMS with the 2011 Mid-Ohio race seeing the team take their Porsche 911 on a last lap charge through the field eventually finishing first in GT and sixth overall.

Bryan said: “We were praying for rain this weekend. We know we have a strong tire in the wet and the Team Falken Tire Porsche needed a little bit of an equalizer as we were struggling for outright speed. The rain came just in time for the race. Unfortunately, it was a little bit too early. 

“For this weekend we actually changed the rain tire to try and give it less overall performance and better longevity. It worked very well. As you could see when the conditions were wet, we were strong, and as it started to dry we became even stronger. It was a good first part of the race and a good development for the future.”

The Falken Azenis tyres have helped the team garner three wins in their short Porsche lifespan with two of those coming at the next ALMS round on the streets of Baltimore.

Last time out on the streets of Maryland’s biggest city the Falken team finished fourth overall and first in class – ahead of both P1 cars and many other prototypes.

“We cannot wait to get back to Baltimore! Team Falken Tire would love nothing more than to win another race there and say we are the only GT ALMS team to ever win in the city. However, it is very difficult to repeat anything in sports and even more difficult to three-peat. We will have a target on our backs but we are going to go in and fight as hard as we can for every inch and hope we have a little luck and fortune on our side.” Explained Bryan.

The ALMS Grand Prix of Baltimore takes place on August 31st live on Motors TV.

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