Falken Tyres have announced that 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Champion Alexandre Imperatori will be joining their Porsche GT3 line up for the eight VLN races with the Nürburgring 24 Hour and the the new N24 qualifying race.
With Wolf Henzler, Martin Ragginger and Peter Dumbreck already announced for the 2014 season, Imperatori joins the team on the back of a mixed 2013 season which saw him take part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and WEC Silverstone race for KCMG.
Imperatori is a great fit for the team with his previous Porsche experience in the Carrera Cup Asia along with podium finishes in 2012 and 2013 in the Macau GT Cup in a Porsche 997 GT3 R.
“With many years of crucial Porsche experience including a GT3 R like we have, together with endurance racing seat time, Alexandre has the right skills and will be a real asset to the team” says Falken team principal Sven Schnabl.
The 997 GT3 R will be run by Schnabl Engineering, headed by team principal Sven Schnabl in a continuation of previous seasons. Dumbreck enters his seventh year with the team and Henzler will continue his driving duties in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with Falken.
Aside from Imperatori’s promotion to the team, 2014 sees minimal changes to the Porsche 997 GT3 R that Falken has run for the past three seasons. Underlining the stability, Dumbreck enters his seventh year with the team and like last year, Henzler will also drive Falken’s all new 991 Porsche in the new United Sportscar Championship.
The Falken Tyres team will make its debut in the VLN Series in the opening round on the 29thMarch.