Offenbach, October 1st 2012. Falken Drift Team driver Lars Verbraeken has become a Guinness World Record holder after achieving a new speed record for drifting. Driving his 503ps BMW E30 on Falken tyres, the Dutchman set the new record, achieving a speed of 111.59mph whilst keeping the car at a 45° angle for a distance of over 50 metres.
“I am delighted to hold the record as fastest drifter,” said Lars Verbraeken. “Falken’s high performance tyres helped me achieve total control of my BMW on track.”
Falken’s success in drifting extended to the most recent round of the British Drifting Championship. Held at Knockhill in Scotland on the 30th September, Remmo Niezen from Falken’s European team made a guest appearance in the championship and ended up winning the headlining Super Pro Class.
About FALKEN Tyres Europe:
The technology and development of Falken High Performance Tyres and their driving characteristics have for many years been derived from motorsport, most recently its participation in the American Le Mans Series and Nürburgring 24 Hours. Tyre technologies developed on track are often transferred to the road, offering improvements in wet and dry grip, efficiency, feeling and control.
Falken is a brand of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Japan, with European headquarters near Frankfurt. In Europe, Falken has aggressively expanded its product range, launching new products in new sectors and niches across Europe. Falken’s current products range from the track-inspired Azenis series including the latest FK453 flagship through to the efficient and innovative ZE914 and the rugged all-terrain WildPeak A/T and cold weather HS449.
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